Sonata in Brussels

Belgium, 1955

Film
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A portrait of life in a capital city. the noise of a crowd swarming around a city hotel is offset by the cooing of pigeons in the bird market; the mute dialogues in the parks, the clamour of the flea circus; the traffic jams, the whistle of the policeman which hypnotises the mannequins in a shop window; the cries of the street urchins; the music of the city. Without commentary.

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Credits

director

Emile Degelin

Duration

00:12:23:00

Production places
Belgium
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

322747

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Belgium - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Brussels (Belgium)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Lifestyles

Places → Brussels (Belgium)

Places → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Short films

Short films → Short films - Belgium

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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