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Shoot The Nets

Netherlands, 1952 (MIFF 1954, Peoples And Places)

Director: Herman Van der Horst

Shoot the Nets can be briefly described as a Dutch "North Sea". It shows the ceremonies and celebrations that usher in the herring season, the decking of the boats with flags, and the setting off of the herring fleet to the fishing grounds of the Dogger Bank. The climax of the film is the final battle between the fishermen and their sturdy vessel against the full fury of a North Sea storm.

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