De zaak M.P.
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.
Bert Haanstra’s second feature film after the success of Fanfare, drew an audience of three quarters of a million people but was panned by the critics. The film was an insipid copy of Fanfare, they said, and lacked local colour. Haanstra himself wasn’t too pleased with the result either. Ramses Shaffy made his screen debut as a stuck-up student.
- Karel Vos
- Mrs. Peters
- Philidiir Peters
- Denise Peters
- Production manager
- Camera (chef)
- Set dresser
Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; C1469)