Following his successful feature début Fanfare, Haanstra made this comic thriller. After the international soccer match Netherlands-Belgium, the pride of all Belgians, Manneken Pis turns out to be nicked. The Belgians think up a befitting retribution. They try to steal the statue of the legendary Hansje Brinkers, the boy that preserved Holland from a flood by sticking his thumb in a dike. The original title was De zaak Manneken Pis, but this went a little too far for the censorship board.

Title: De zaak M.P.
Year: 1960
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1983

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