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Carnival in Flanders

Carnival in Flanders

A Feature film by Jacques Feyder

Produced by Films Sonores Tobis

Release in France : 03/12/1935


    In 1616, when Flanders is under Spanish occupation, the town of Boom, in the midst of preparations for its carnival, learns that a Spanish duke with his army is on the way to spend the night there.

    Fearing that this will inevitably result in rape and pillage, the mayor — supported by his town council — has the idea of pretending to be newly dead, in order to avoid receiving the soldiers. But his redoubtable wife Cornelia despises this strategem and organises the other women to prepare hospitality and to adapt their carnival entertainments for the Spaniards (who insist on entering the town anyway).

    Such is the warmth of the women’s welcome that not only do the Spaniards refrain from misbehaviour, but on their departure the Duke announces a year’s remission of taxes for the town.

    Cornelia allows her husband to take the credit for their good fortune, but she has in the meantime thwarted his plans for their daughter to marry the town butcher instead of the young painter Brueghel whom she loves.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Films Sonores Tobis

    French distribution :

    Filmsonor Marceau

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (13)

    Assistant directors :

    Marcel Carné, Charles Barrois

    Author of original work :

    Charles Spaak

    Director of Photography :

    Harry Stradling

    Assistant Operator :

    André Thomas

    Production Manager :

    Pierre Guerlais

    Production Designers :

    Lazare Meerson, Alexandre Trauner, Georges Wakhevitch

    Costume designer :

    Georges K. Benda

    Dialogue Writer :

    Bernard Zimmer

    Screenwriters :

    Charles Spaak, Robert A. Stemmle, Jacques Feyder

    Sound Recordist :

    Hermann Storr

    Camera Operator :

    Louis Page

    Editor :

    Jacques Brillouin

    Music Composer :

    Louis Beydts

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Historical

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (2)


    Festival Selections

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1936

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1936)


    Official Competition


    Venice International Film Festival  - 1936

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1936)


    International Award - Best Director : Jacques Feyder