André Hazes - Zij gelooft in mij

John Appel Long documentary - 1999 - 88 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Lange Documentaire John Appel

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With his incomparably genuine sob, André Hazes has for twenty years been one of the favourite singers of Amsterdam romantic songs. He was the first Dutch artist to fill the Ahoy Theatre in Rotterdam with his tearjerkers filled with unrequited love and emotional pain. For several months the filmmaker John Appel followed the Amsterdammer as father, husband and singer. The film provides a picture of his lonely but stressful life as a singer and shows a pretty insecure Hazes at work in the studio, at show and consulting with his managers. A show in a Spanish bullring in Benidorm should be a highpoint, but the turn-out is abismal. Hazes discharges his obvious tension in emotional outbursts, that also affect his private life. In his house by the Vinkeveen Lakes, Hazes' third marriage is in danger of breaking down.

Credits

Director(s) John Appel
Script Jan Eilander
Michael Peterson
Producer(s) Frank van den Engel
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Teun Pfeil
Mixage
Sound on Set
Alex Booy
Hugo Helmond
Music
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands