De man met het zwarte masker
Children’s film by Henk van der Linden about the abduction of a brilliant inventor.
The inventor of a new kind of rocket fuel is abducted by a criminal gang. Two boys and a girl set out to find him. After many twists and turns, adventures, innumerable chases and lots of jokes, they free the professor and turn the gang over to the police.
Self-taught director Van der Linden is regarded as the pioneer of the Dutch children’s film. He made some forty feature length films between 1952 and 1985, often based on popular children’s books and cartoons such as ‘De avonturen van Dik Trom’ (Dik Trom’s adventures), ‘Sjors en Sjimmie’ (George and Jimmy) and ‘Billy Turf’ (Billy Bunter). Van der Linden not only directed, produced and edited the film, he also wrote the screenplay, designed the sets and worked behind the camera.
- Head of security
- Masked man
- Set dresser
Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; K783)
Film & TV-maker No. 211, oktober 1981, p. 37