A Dutch newsreel including items on the opening of the laboratories of KEMA's transformer building, a waiter competition at the Maastricht Vrijthof and the closing ceremony of the Dutch pavilion at the Expo 58.
A Dutch newsreel with sound, including items on the opening of the fourth International Sugar Show in the RAI and the opening of the Expo 58 by King Boudewijn.
A Dutch newsreel with sound, including items on the annual shooting competition for the Silver Rifle, the World Speedway World Championship and the final for the Dutch football championship between SC Enschede and DOS.
A Dutch newsreel with sound, including items on a strike by construction workers, Gerrit Schulte's 'Zesdaagse' track cycling race, and a visit by the president of Peru.
Comedy about the theft of the Brussels statue of Manneken Pis.
Kamiel (Albert Mol) steals the famous statue to impress his girlfriend Denise, the daughter of the man who is supposed to guard it (Ko van Dijk). The Belgians think the Dutch have stolen their statue and hit back by stealing the statue of Hansje Brink, the little boy with his finger in the dike. Emotions are running high but in the end the statues are returned to their respective countries. Kamiel and Denise live happily ever after.
Pallieter lives together with his girlfriend in a stifling occult atmosphere which drives her to suicide. From this moment on, Pallieter becomes an acolyte of nature, renouncing everything connected with his past and embracing life with a childlike enthusiasm. He reacts strongly to technological progress and the environmenntal decay which accompanies it.
This film is a reasonably accurate adaptation of Willem Elsschot's last work, a 40-page melancholic novella written in 1948.
Self-taught film-maker Harry Kümel started his career as scriptwriter for Rik Kuypers and Herman Wuyts. He soon set out shooting films himself, short experimental films (Anna la bonne, after Jean Cocteau), fiction shorts (Tous les parfums de l'Arabie) and documentaries (Uit glas en staal).