This declaration of the joys of living between La Panne and Le Zoute in 1938 demonstrates the post-1936 euphoria: paid holidays, sun and rest for everybody. The following summer was 1939 and brought the declaration of war. It is certainly the closeness of these three dates that gives this film an emotion with an historical dimension that goes beyond that of simply a well-executed commissioned film. Beautiful shots (the sea, the women, the crowds, sports) and a promotional commentary: Belgian beaches go hand in hand like a troop of chorus girls dancing in the sun.
Director : Henri Storck
Camera : Jacques and Roger Monteran
Music : Pierre Bemers
Voice : Marcel Josz
Production : CEP
Director of Production : R.G. Le Vaux
Film commissioned by the Provincial Government of West Flanders
Dutch version entitled : Op vakantie.
35mm/B and W/11’/1938