Flinkevleugel

Ruud van Hemert Short film - 1969 - 22 min.

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Short feature film about Frits Flinkevleugel, who cannot swim. So to make him escape death by drowning in the swimming pool, he has to be rescued by the local swimming champion Truus Vlieger. She offers him a private swimming course. With some reluctance, he submits himself to her lessons, until he overtakes her with a vigorous dash while practising for a Canal race. Only then, he is able to say farewell to Truus and her sport. An absurd pastiche with ironical and at times cynical overtones, grounded in middle-class reality.

Credits

Director(s) Ruud van Hemert
Producer(s) Nico Crama
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound on Set
Ate de Vries
Music
Cast
Production Country
Netherlands