2 June 2004 | JacobMeijer
As one of the first sound movies in The Netherlands not a bad movie. Gives a nice idea of our capitol Amsterdam in the 1930's and it is a nice plot. I think it has been a stageplay at first, adapted for a movie. Like in those days in the German movies there are songs in them, but they are actually functional and not really disturbing. It is, as a matter of fact, a nice timeframe from an age gone by, the pre-war period in Amsterdam and as such very nice to watch. The sound is awful if you listen to it like it was a rather new movie. I mean.. not the fact that it is not in Dolby ot DTS, but I guess in those days the movie was performed on screen with records being played for the sound. Not sure, but it most certainly sounds like it. We use to say: "sound recorded by the open fireplace" as you hear a similar sound.....! Anyway: for the dutch movie history a very famous movie! I remember the movie being played in cinema's and on party's into the 1970's. And that is not really bad for a movie that old!