Holland on film
NPO 2, 19.57
For a new season of Holland on film, the creators combed hundreds of hours of narrow film and video footage of Dutch amateur filmmakers. The first section consists of fragments that provide a picture of the changing role of women in society. The first recordings date from a time when women were not yet allowed to vote. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, their position did not change much, which has already been confirmed in the education of young girls. It was not until the 1960s that the position of women improved.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
(Action, Christopher McQuarrie, 2018) Secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is tasked with keeping plutonium out of the hands of terrorists, but the plan backfires. Then director and screenwriter McQuarrie, who has since Mission: Impossible 5 (2015) is in control, the plot in this sixth part moves towards an almost insoluble tangle. At the same time, Mission: Impossible – Fallout action beyond the usual. Cruise, who performs almost all of his stunts himself, has over the years developed into a one-man attraction in the amusement park and here shows the superlative of his craft. Cruises Halo parachute jump (‘high altitude, low opening’) and his motorcycle chase around the Arc de Triomphe against the traffic (without a helmet!) Provide a tantalizing sight.
Once upon a time, the sea raged here
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Cornelis Lely had to sell his plans for the construction of Afsluitdijk for more than 25 years. The engineer and water engineer were ministers of water management when, in 1918, the green light was finally given for his 32.5-kilometer-long flood defense. A deadly flood disaster was the deciding factor for the government. This storm surge in 1916 caused devastation in the Field and led to several shipping disasters on the Zuiderzee, resulting in dozens of deaths. In Once the Sea Raged Here, Huub Stapel talks to a grandson of Lely.
LGBTQ + hits at BBC
BBC 2, 9 p.m.
In connection with 50 years of Pride in the UK, the BBC dives into the archives. LGBTQ + Hits on the BBC features performances by artists such as Freddie Mercury, Boy George, George Michael, Barry Manilow and Lil Nas X. The broadcast is followed by Pride Hits on the BBC, a collection of several hits of particular importance to the gay community. In addition to Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat and Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, there are songs from iconic artists such as Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga.
The son of Jean
(Drama, Philippe Lioret, 2016) French thirty-something Mathieu (Pierre Deladonchamps) discovers that his father Jean, about whom he knows almost nothing, lived in Canada and will soon be buried there. Once in Quebec, picked up by Jean’s best friend, he slowly discovers hidden truths. Carefully and beautifully played drama based on a novel by Jean-Paul Dubois about the (in) destructiveness of family ties. The whole thing is a bit shy, the various scenario elements fit just a little too nicely, but it also adorns the film that he tells his story without fuss or hyped drama.
Classic albums: Frank Zappa – Freak Out!
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In 1966, The Mothers of Invention debuted with Freak Out!, one of the first concept albums in pop history. Frontman Frank Zappa gave his business card with this, but critics were not sure what to line up with the avant-garde record, where Zappa combined r & b with rock, blues and doo-pop. British artists immediately embraced the record, and for The Beatles it became a source of inspiration for their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Bandwhich was published a year later.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
BBC 2, 01:25
(Drama, Desiree Akhavan, 2018) Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) has been sent to a shelter after being caught having sex with her friend. There she must be ‘cured’ for her sexuality. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, after the teenage novel of the same name by Emily Danforth, takes place in 1993, but the theme is – unfortunately – still current. Director Desiree Akhavan shows no guilty parties but a guilty system: the adult leaders are more naive than malicious. Meanwhile, the mutual dynamics between the teenagers are getting ample attention.