Here is another lost masterpiece that almost no one is aware of anymore, and on top of it all, it was one of those off-beat films that was largely shot here in Amsterdam back in the early 60s. It's such a magnificent flick on so many levels - its story, its direction, and its socially engaged message.
The movie focuses on a group of Italian workers that travel to work in the mines in the south of Holland. It's brutal work, and stuff that no northern European would think of doing. So southerners were brought in, in this case from Italy. This is how things were in the 50s and 60s. So when the workers had some time off, where did they go to dream? Amsterdam of course, and specifically the red-light district near the nieuwmarkt, which in all honesty, was the only place they would score. That's because of the northerners' tremendous racism towards the south. And that's what this rare film is all about... these exploited workers and their trips to Amsterdam on their free days. When one of these guys truly falls in love with one of the "girls in the windows", and she falls for him, the story takes off.
DATUM EN TIJD Donderdag 4 mei | Aanvang 20.30 uur | Zaal open 20.00 uur | Entree € 3,00 | Vrienden van Huis De Pinto gratis