Bert Haanstra Feature film - 1958 - 96 min.

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With more than 2.5 million visitors, Haanstra's feature début is the most successful Dutch feature film of all time after Turks Fruit. The shooting of the popular comedy took place in Giethoorn, with its numerous canals and rising tourism. A dispute within the brass band leads to a split up into two bands, which both want to participate in the brass band festival. The authorities - the mayor and one policeman - try to smooth the ruffled feathers. In 2007 admitted to the "Canon van de Nederlandse Film", a list of the most important Dutch films.


Director(s) Bert Haanstra
Producer(s) Rudolf Meyer
Production Company
Sapphire Film
Director of Photography
Eddy van der Enden
Bert Haanstra
Ralph Sheldon
Sound on Set
Wim Huender
Peter Vink
Production Country