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55 Socks

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Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, the animated short 55 socks, by Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman, pays tribute to the ingenuity of the Dutch people during a dark period of their history – the winter of hunger in 1944-45. It's the closing months of the war in occupied Holland and some women unravel a beautiful bedspread in order to knit 55 socks to barter for food. Reaching back into his childhood memories, Hoedeman has made a simple, poetic film of rare beauty.

 


2011, 08 min 37 s

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Platinum Goats Award
ALE KINO / International Festival of Films for Children
December 4 to 11 2011, Poznan - Poland

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