ADocumentaries
AA list of shorts, documentaries and television films by George Sluizer
 


Length 15 minutes 
Format 35mm color Technicolor


CLAIR-OBSCUR
   (1963)  
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(experimental feature)

Directed and produced by
George Sluizer

Summary
The polder, main feature of the Dutch landscape, has a disconcerting effect on the traveller who comes across it. In the film a young man begins to explore this world   and finds himself steeped in silence and in the vastness of space. He has a feeling of serenity which he naively endeavours to capture. But the climate of Holland always seeks revenge.  Serenity gradually gives way to despair against the backdrop of the bare landscape with no shelter to offer. The very same reasons which explain the polder’s charm now become responsible for a hostile attitude : the vastness becomes oppressive, paradise becomes a hell.

Production
Sluizer Films

Script
George Sluizer

Photography
Peter Staugaard

Sound
Tom Tholen

Assistant
Joep Bijl

Music
Hans Cox

Actor
Jules Royaards

 

 

 

 

 




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