Dutch ministry of agriculture, fishery and foodsupply.

20 min.





He is not a traditionalist, he is simply disorganised and only needs a push from the advisor, played by the then still unknown actor Jan Blaaser. Farmer Harmsen has no qualms about traditions. He is adapting to modernisation to get a better life. In the final shot he is shown taking a shower – symbol of modernisation / hygiene – totally converted to “rationalisation” and seeing his farm as an economic entity. Let’s have a look at a clip from WORK SMARTER, EARN MORE, produced by Polygoon-Profilti. The part of the housewife is played by Riek Schagen, who would later become an icon of Dutch television as the housekeeper Saartje in the children’s series SWIEBERTJE.

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