Het is een schone dag geweest

Jos de Putter Long documentary - 1993 - 70 min.

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Filmprijs van de Stad Utrecht Jos de Putter

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Documentary about the last four seasons on the farm run by the director's parents. The film starts on 1 January 1992, at 6 am and ends in a misty landscape at the end of that year. Het is een schone dag geweest (It's been a beautiful day) shows the end of a farm venture for which no successor has been found, but also the disappearance of a traditional way of life. Modern agriculture is ruled by new regulations, largely made in Brussels. Lonely work on a noisy machine replaces hard but communal work on the land. In a disciplined style, the film shows the disappearance of a traditional lifestyle in part of Holland. Het is een schone dag geweest was ïn 2007 admitted to the "Canon van de Nederlandse Film", a list of the most important Dutch films.

Credits

Director(s) Jos de Putter
Producer(s) Riekje Ziengs
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Mixage
Jan van Sandwijk
Sound on Set
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Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands