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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

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Mannus Franken (as M.H.K. Franken), Joris Ivens
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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

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Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

14 December 1929 (Netherlands) See more »

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Rain See more »

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Capi-Holland See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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A brief poem
23 November 2001 | by albertochimalSee all my reviews

This early dutch short film will confuse everyone who thinks cinema is a medium only fit to tell stories. Predating some of the most interesting --and lyrical-- documentaries of recent times, devoid of spoken words or any logical discourse, "Regen" offers a few, brief impressions of a rainy afternoon in Amsterdam; they do not form a sequence, they do not tell anything, but they definitely convey a sense of melancholy and quietness. If a conventional movie is the equivalent of a novel, or a short story, this should be regarded as a poem: it is concerned not with what's next, but with what's there, with perceptions of things.

Fans of Ron Fricke's "Baraka", Godfrey Reggio's "Powaqqatsi", or Peter Greenaway's "Prospero's Books", should try to find this relatively unknown film. The poetry of its images, underlined by its beautiful score, is truly memorable.


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