New York - Batavia

Rien Hagen Long documentary - 1987 - 83 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Lange Documentaire Rien Hagen

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Documentary about the declining years of the colonial regime in the Netherlands East Indies, visualised by the correspondence between a Dutch official on the spot and his wife in America. Stylised fiction scenes (played by Joanna Stevens, Harry Barrowslough, Dolf de Vries en Anne-Wil Blankers) alternate with authentic footage. New York - Batavia won the 1987 Golden Calf for Best Full-length Documentary.

Credits

Director(s) Rien Hagen
Script Rien Hagen
Production Company VPRO TV
Meatball Productions
Director of Photography
Editing
Rien Hagen
Cesar Messemaker
Sound on Set
Music
Production Country
Netherlands