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The Zoo  //  Zoo (Orig.)

DIR: Bert Haanstra
1962 / Netherlands / 11 min

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A perfect, fast and hilarious montage. Using images from Artis (Amsterdam Zoo), Bert Haanstra shows that a couple of similarities can be discovered between man and animal. Particularly the manner in which man and ape are confronted with each other, is significant. The images speak for themselves, human voices or commentary is absent. The ironic music of Pim Jacobs does add an extra dimension to the whole. With regards to man and animal Haanstra limits himself for the time being to this short film, recorded with a hidden camera. Later on, in several big films, he would return to this subject.

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Director Bert Haanstra
Screenplay Simon Carmiggelt, Bert Haanstra
Dir. of Photography Fred Tammes
Editing Bert Haanstra
Music Pim Jacobs
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Duration 11 min
Year 1962
Country Netherlands
Colour
Tags animals, classics, observational, photography, satirical, society
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