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Essential Dutch Cinema

by Frank
Films 74
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A country with a small population, there’s always been little money for films in the Netherlands. While some directors went to Hollywood for the big money and to reach a wider audience, like Paul Verhoeven, Dutch filmmakers have had little commercial succes abroad. It has, however, led to a handful of great documentary filmmakers like Joris Ivens, Bert Haanstra, Herman van der Horst and Johan van der Keuken, and some innovative and prolific auteurs, like Fons Rademakers, Adriaan Ditvoorst, Frans Zwartjes and Alex van Warmerdam. Cameramen like Jan de Bont and Robby Muller are responsible for some of the most memorable images in Dutch...

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