A column of tanks drives through sand, until a wheel of soldier's boots tramples down the tanks. Filmmaker Sietske Tjallingii used the boots wheel, better known as Eric Staller's 'bootank', to denounce and satirically comment on the patriotism and military display of power by post-911 America, referring to Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. Tjallingii does so in three minutes.

Credits

Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
Take T Productions
Distributor NL
Filmmuseum Distributie

Title: De generaal
Year: 2004
Duration : 3 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2004

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