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Houen Zo

Netherlands, 1953 (MIFF 1954)

Director: Herman Van Der Horst

Impressions, without commentary, of the city of Rotterdam, which was devastated in 1910. The city is a living organism whose heart was torn away by the brute force of war. Among the ruins a new life has started up &ndash: in the docks, among the bombed out ruins men are at work.' In a mighty symphony of labour, the new city arises from the bomb sites and the dark ruins of the Rotterdam.

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