romantic film


The first Dutch full length colour feature film is an adaptation of the German film Acht Mädels im Boot (Eight girls in a boat). It marked Willy van Hemert’s debut as a film director.

De dood van Apotheker Dekkinga

Romantic crime film about a chemist who takes on a new identity.

During a row with his housekeeper, village chemist Dekkinga throws an object at her head and mistakenly thinks he has killed her. He flees and when he hitches a ride on a truck, the driver hits and kills a man. The dead man, a certain Van Dieren, bears an uncanny resemblance to Dekkinga who takes on his identity.

Een ochtend van zes weken

Jimmy, a racing driver meets Annette, a model from Paris at the Zandvoort circuit.

They both use their work as a means of escape, and during their brief affair neither of the two has the courage to be their true self. The subsequent series of misunderstandings between them causes Annette to decide to return to Paris when her work in Amsterdam is finished. In this process of growth, of reaching maturity, Jimmy loses not only the girl he loves but also his self-assurance, and he has no choice but to abandon his racing career.

Louisa, een woord van liefde

Pierre Drouot and Paul Collet's film L'étreinte (The Embrace) - a kind of intimate Story of O - assured them a somewhat scandalous reputation. Their poetic-impressionistic Louisa, een woord van liefde (Louisa, a Word of Love) proved less controversial. Although the film's subject was just as provocative and tabooed, this time its message was couched in a 19th-century romanticism more palatable to the masses.