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La Belgique martyre

  • Date(s) and time(s): 11.11.2016  -  20:00
  • Place: CC Wijnegem - OLV Van de Bloeiende Wijngaardkerk
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Film by Charles Tutelier, 1919

Music : Hanne Deneire
HERMESensemble conducted by Koen Kessels
Centre Henri Pousseur & CINEMATEK

La Belgique martyre (The Martyrdom of Belgium) is the first fiction film to be made in Belgium about this conflict after the war. Taking the Belgian war experience as its theme, the film is characterized by uncompromised patriotism and strong anti-German sentiments. The film recuperates the image of poor little Belgium created by allied propaganda during the war.

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