Images of Occupation in Dutch Film

Images of Occupation in Dutch Film

Memory, Myth and the Cultural Legacy of War

  • Author: Burke, Wendy
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Serie: Framing Film
  • ISBN: 9789089648549
  • eISBN Pdf: 9789048527090
  • Place of publication:  Amsterdam , Netherlands
  • Year of digital publication: 2017
  • Month: May
  • Pages: 262
  • Language: English
The German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II left a lasting mark on Dutch memory and culture. This book is the first to explore depictions of that period in films made a generation later, between 1962 and 1986. As Dutch public opinion towards the war altered over the postwar decades, the historical trajectory of Dutch recovery and reconstruction-political, economic, and, most complicated of all, psychological-came to be revealed, often unconsciously, in the films of the period.
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Representation, occupation, and Dutch war films
  • 2. The image of the enemy
  • 3. Dutch identity and ‘Dutchness’
  • 4. Life under occupation
  • 5. Resistance and collaboration
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Filmography
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary of Dutch and German terms
  • Appendix: Top Dutch films by box office admissions
  • Index



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