De romantische lijn

John Appel Short documentary - 1997 - 50 min.

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With suitcases full of flannels, bedding and bathmats, the ladies of the Brabant linen company Walra try to sell their wares door to door. De Romantische lijn (The Romantic Line) follows two women who are inaugurated into the 'world of Walra' in a short training. With their attempt to reach the imposed target of Dfl. 10.000,- the women try to reach the status of a real 'Walra adviser'. It becomes apparent that this is no easy task, as one of the women is repeatedly confronted by a locked door, another suffers from her back and the sales technique is also in need of a polish. Sadly enough this is more than a part-time job for the women, who also want to flee from their drab everyday existence, loneliness or boredom.

Credits

Director(s) John Appel
Script Antoon Sturkenboom
Producer(s) Stephanie de Beer
Director of Photography
Peter Brugman
Marc Homs
Editing
Teun Pfeil
Sound on Set
Alex Booy
Gusta van Eijk
Simone Galavazi
Music
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands