55 Socks

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 of 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.

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Film Credits

script
Co Hoedeman
design
Co Hoedeman
animation
Co Hoedeman
direction
Co Hoedeman
picture editing
Co Hoedeman
Pierre Plouffe
music
Chiwawa
sound design
Mark Glynne
voice
Brady Moffatt
Jacqueline Van De Geer
voice recording
Geoffrey Mitchell
voice editing
Chris Leon
foley
Pepijn Aben
re-recording
Mark Glynne
producer
Laurie Gordon
Peter Lindhout
Julie Roy

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