Scen.: Paul van Ostaijen (adattamento di Frank Herrebout e Leo Van Maaren). M.: Frank Herrebout. Mus.: Wouter van Bemmel. Prod.: Frank Herrebout. DCP. D.: 43’. Bn.
From: Leo van Maaren, Frank Herrebout
De Bankroet Jazz is the realisation of a dadaistic filmscript written by the Flemish author Paul van Ostaijen between 1919 and 1921 in Berlin and Antwerp about the state of chaos in which Europe is catapulted as a result of World War I. In De Bankroet Jazz after a glorious jazz revolution the ministers the government of a United Europe try to save their skin by pumping an unlimited quantity of State Bonds into the economy. Any similarity with the current situation should be vehemently be denied. The film is entirely composed of found footage from the archives of the EYE Film Instituut.