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Dutch
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Duration
Duur
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43'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

For the television film Rijksweg nr. 1 Jef Cornelis again worked with architecture critic Geert Bekaert, who provided the film’s screenplay. The film, which portrays the road between Antwerp and Mechelen, deals with the spatial planning on both sides of an important artery of the Belgian traffic network – the first national road in Belgium, also known as Rijksweg nr. 1. Like in De Straat (The Street, 1972), Bekaert draws attention to the terrible impact of motorized traffic on the lived environment. Cornelis, however, looked for other visual solutions to address the problem. Instead of depicting a traffic jam on a national highway, for instance, he shows a bleakly empty road with a car wreck on it. Scenery has replaced the registration of raw reality. Although Rijksweg nr. 1 depicts the sterility of life along a busy highway, it nevertheless demonstrates that people live on as if nothing had happened.

‘While it is true that Rijksweg N1 portrays the sterility of life alongside a major traffic artery, it also shows that people get on with their lives as if there was nothing wrong.’

Koen Brams

Press & Publications
Pers & publicaties
Presse & publications
Language
Taal
Langue
Dutch
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
English, French
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Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
43'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Rijkswacht, Etienne Stalpaert, Claude Bourgoignie, Francis Polak, Bernard De Dryver, Hugo Lust, Herman Tavernier, Bob Driessens, Wegenfonds, Touring Motor Club, Paul Wuyts, Gemeenteschool Waarloos , Inwoners van Kontich, Rumst, Walem en Waarloos
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Geert Bekaert
Image
Beeld
Image
Guido Van Rooy
Sound
Geluid
Son
André Laporte
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Ludo Bekkers
Line Producer
Uitvoerend Producent
Producteur Exécutif
Wim Bergers
Editing
Montage
Montage
Gust Malfliet
Production
Productie
Production
BRT