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Poetic documentary about the effects of a changing world on three Rotterdam merchants at an age-old outdoor market. What are the choices the threesome make to keep afloat?

Poetic documentary about the microcosm of a market with its own rules, mores and fixed rituals. The film shows the environment and perceptions of three Rotterdam merchants at Europe’s longest, age-old outdoor market. How does the threesome react to modern changes and strange external influences? Who can cope with a world in development and who stays stuck in the past? What are the choices they make to keep afloat?


Executive producer
Set geluid
Production company
Volya Films
TV company
RTV Rijnmond
Postproduction company
Het Raam Digital Cinema

Title: De vrije markt
Year: 2016
Duration : 53 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016


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