Children’s film about emigration and a broken friendship
Popular Dutch entertainer Wim Sonneveld returned to cinemas with this film directed by Harry Booth, the man behind British hits On the Buses and Mutiny on the Buses.
Sonneveld stars as a scatterbrained but imaginative courier with a genius for improvisation, Robbie Henegouwen de Boer. Robbie has only worked for a tour operator for two months, when he is tasked with showing an international coach party around after a colleague is suddenly fired.
A thriller written by Hugo Claus, based on a novel by British author Nicolas Freeling.
The search for the culprits in a case of a violent rape takes an Amsterdam police inspector to a nearby garden city where he picks up the trail of a gang of youngsters from rich homes. Divided into gangs the Ravens and the Cats, they take part in violent crimes and strange rites. The inspector manages to disband the gangs and settle the score with the evil, Charles Manson-esque genius behind the scenes.
A commissioned propaganda film made for the Meelfabrieken der Nederlandse Bakkerijen (the Flour Factories of Dutch Bakeries).
Documentary about the Koningshaven harbour in Rotterdam.
Propaganda film in three parts for Kinabu, a The Hague based charity that sends sick or underweight city children to recuperate in the countryside.
Reportage about of the ceremony in Rotterdam to honour the pilots who made the first flight from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indies.
Film about the first airmail flight from the Waalhaven airport to Marseille, on 29 May, 1926.
Short documentary about Katendrecht.
Shots of the Rotterdam neighbourhood of Katendrecht, near the old port in the south of Rotterdam, between the Meuse and Rhine harbours. The film shows the area’s Chinese residents, who walk through the snowy streets. On the windows are the names of bars, shops, and lodging houses: Baltimore, Deli Bar, Leng Wo Ku. They exemplify the neighbourhood’s cosmopolitan character.