Vijftig jaren

Film made on the occasion of Queen Wilhelmina’s Golden Jubilee. Five episodes sketch out what life was like in the Netherlands during Queen Wilhelmina’s 50-year reign.

Monsieur Hawarden

Self-taught film-maker Harry Kümel started his career as scriptwriter for Rik Kuypers and Herman Wuyts. He soon set out shooting films himself, short experimental films (Anna la bonne, after Jean Cocteau), fiction shorts (Tous les parfums de l'Arabie) and documentaries (Uit glas en staal).

In eigen handen

Propaganda feature film commissioned by the Algemeene Nederlandsche Zuivelbond (the Duch dairy association).

A farmer and his son cannot agree on whether or not they should join a dairy cooperative. The farmer’s earlier experiences make him sceptical and when his son falls in love with the daughter of the cooperative’s foreman, they fall out. In the end the old farmer gives in. The son joins the cooperative. His father’s conclusion is that it’s his son’s turn now and he should do what he thinks is best.