Weergevonden

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Summary

When Dora, the eldest daughter of a blind, widowed and orthodox Jew, falls in love with a doctor who is a Christian, she is disowned by her father and driven out of the house. As it was Dora whose work was the source of the family's income, her father and her younger sister Lea are soon reduced to poverty. Unable to pay the rent, they are turned out of their house. They set out on foot, roaming through the countryside in search of a new home. A kindly farmer's wife gives them shelter in a barn for a night. Thereafter they proceed to Amsterdam where they find a place to live in a cellar. One evening, when Lea and her father go into an expensive restaurant to beg, Lea is shocked when she sees her sister dining there together with her husband. Not wishing to be seen by Dora, Lea hastily leads her father away. Some days later, when Lea is busy knocking at doors and begging, her father's guide-dog runs away. The old man totters into a canal and Lea, although she cannot swim, jumps into the water in an attempt to help her father. Fortunately, some passers-by see what has happened, dive into the canal and rescue father and daughter. As a result of her plunge into the cold water, Lea becomes seriously ill. A doctor is called in to attend to her. He turns out to be Dora's husband. After the doctor manages to save Lea's life, his grateful father-in-law accepts him and the family is finally reunited.

Information

original title
Weergevonden
alternative title
Liefde wint
production year
1914
release date
18-09-1914
country
Netherlands
geographical names
category
Fictional
keywords
original distributor
production company

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Technical notations

original length
975
sound
Silent
colour
Tinting
format
35mm
acts
4

Resources

Karakterschets: Maurits H. Binger', in: de Hollandsche Revue 2 (1916), p. 102
G. Donaldson, Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction, Amsterdam (1997), p. 131
R. Bishoff, Hollywood in Holland, Amsterdam (1988), pp.60-61, pp. 63-64, pp. 66-67, p. 122
Algemeen Handelsblad, 17 september 1914

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