Uncle Frank

Hans Heijnen Short documentary - 1996 - 55 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Speciale Juryprijs Hans Heijnen

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Tragi-comic documentary in which director Hans Heijnen goes in search of Dutch emigrants abroad. The film focuses on a South Limburg clan in California and shows how this small ethnic group remains faithful to Dutch-Limburg traditions and customs. In the spirit of the long-forgotten fifties, the emigrants go to church every Sunday and have a weekly evening of cards. Many of the things they are so fond of exist neither in America nor in the country they left. Uncle Frank is not just a film about continual culture shock and losing your roots, but also about Heijnen's own fascination and cultural background.


Director(s) Hans Heijnen
Script Hans Heijnen
Producer(s) Rolf Koot
Production Company
M+B Film BV
Director of Photography
Ewoud Hendriksen
Sound on Set
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