Een Nederlandse Robinson Crusoë
Children’s film about a boy on an uninhabited island. Based on the novel by Daniel Defoe.
After a plane crash, fifteen year-old Peter washes up on the shore of an uninhabited island. He has finished reading Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’ not long before and this helps him to survive. One day a small boat lands on the island and Peter sees two men who are dragging off a young girl. She turns out to have been kidnapped. Peter frees her and together they make their way home.
Self-taught director Henk 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’, “Sjors en Sjimmie’ 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.
- First pilot
- Second pilot
- Old Ben
- Set dresser
Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; L669)
Film & TV--maker No. 211, oktober 1981, p. 37