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Best films in Dutch?

Hi all Dutch learners, I want to develop listening skills. Can you recommend good films in Dutch?

3 months ago

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I'd start out with children's programs on YouTube like Peppa Pig Nederlands and Nijntje. They speak pretty clearly and slower than usual, and it's good for easing into listening, at least for me. Some Dutch films I like though are "Spijt!" and "Bon Bini Holland". Nijntje De Musical is a pretty enjoyable musical you can find on YouTube as well.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Masha930508

Thanks! I watched Spijt after your recommendation. Good but very sad film. I'm going to watch "Bon Bini Holland" next.

3 months ago

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Fayke
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Zwartboek (Black Book) is really good.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/la_ricfoi

Hahaha, funny. Good films in Dutch :p

3 months ago

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Perhaps I need to clarify my reaction a bit. My reaction is a quite commonly held opinion here in the Netherlands (I am a native). Many of us never watch movies in Dutch, almost on principle. Nor do we ever dub movies except for kids (we subtitle everything). For some reason, Dutch in movies just sounds wrong.

Since most of us are perfectly fluent in English anyway, there is no way that the Dutch movie industry can compete to that of the US. As a result there is a very small and largely low quality offering of Dutch movies. I am sure that some of them are somewhat ok, but I would not be able to name any of them.

Don't be surprised to find Dutch people to be the harshest critics of their own movie industry.

More information on wikipedia

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MolothrusAeneus

"we subtitle every movie except the ones for kids"

theyre years ahead of us

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/la_ricfoi

In terms of English fluency? Not by a long shot.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Magaliela
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Hoi Masha! Don’t know if you’re still looking for some films. These are some of the ones I grew up with, or that are just well liked in the country.

Put some links in for the ones that are on Youtube. ;)

Childrens films:

  • Abeltje / The Flying Liftboy (Ben Sombogaart, 1998)

  • Ja zuster, Nee Zuster / Yes, Nurse! No, Nurse! (Pieter Kramer, 2002)

  • Minoes / Miss Minoes (Vincent Bal, 2001)

  • Lang leve de Koninging / Long live the Queen (Esmé Lammers, 1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=220DHc0Ii2I&t=2806s

  • Het paard van Sinterklaas / Winky’s Horse (Mischa Kamp, 2005)

Some Dutch Classics:

Some popular ones:

Veel kijkplezier!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Masha930508

This is super helpful! Thanks so much

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RodneyClappers

Try "Michiel de Ruyter". in my opinion the best Dutch movie there is. I'm not sure if you are ready for the movie because the Dutch is to complicated. (I'm a native speaker).

Succes met het kijken van de films!

2 months ago