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And There Was No More Sea

Netherlands, 1956 (MIFF 1957, Programme 6)

Director: Bert Haanstra

A vanishing way of life in the Netherlands: before it was too late Haanstra was com¬missioned to preserve a picture of life round the former Zuiderzee with its colourful costumes and traditions

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