Language
Taal
Langue
Dutch
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
94'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

Seagulls Die in the Harbour [Meeuwen sterven in de havenwas the first Belgian film to be included in the official competition of the Cannes film festival.

This pessimistic urban drama, with a musical score by Jack Sels and Max Damasse, charts in strongly expressionistically lit black-and-white images the wanderings of a tormented man (played by Julien Schoenaerts) through the cosmopolitan port city of Antwerp. The only people to show him understanding are an orphan and two disillusioned women. Indebted to the poetic realism of pre-war French cinema, this combination of sultry drama and thriller emanates its own expressive strength. The intelligent use of symbols is shown in the images of desolate industrial sites, abandoned docks, grimy poor quarters and impersonally large modern buildings.

Seagulls Die in the Harbour (Rik Kuypers, Ivo Michiels, Roland Verhavert, 1955)
Language
Taal
Langue
Dutch
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
94'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Julien Schoenaerts, Tine Balder, Piet Frison, Dora Van der Groen, Tone Brulin, Gigi, Gisèle Peeters, Paul'S Jongers, Miriam Verbeeck, Alice De Graef, Robert Kaesen, Panchita Van de Perre, Jenny Deheyder, Albert Van der Sanden, Genevieve Wayenbergh, Marcel Philippe, Désiré Kaesen, Eric Peter
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Rik Kuypers, Ivo Michiels, Roland Verhavert
Image
Beeld
Image
Bob Sentroul, I. Mertens
Sound
Geluid
Son
André Notte
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Bruno De Winter
Music
Muziek
Musique
A. Casarès, Max Damasse , Jack Sels, Jos Van der Smissen
Production
Productie
Production
Metropool Films