Johnny Meijer

John Appel Short documentary - 1993 - 50 min.

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Documentary about the Amsterdam accordionist Johnny Meijer, who died in January 1992 at the age of 79. Meijer is regarded as one of the all time great accordion players in the world, with a repertoire which ranged from traditional Amsterdam songs to jazz. The film portrays a virtuoso accordionist towards the end of his career. The first shots of this documentary were filmed two weeks before his death when Meijer went to buy a dinner-jacket for his (last) performance in the Concertgebouw. The story is completed by people close to him, especially by Meijer's youngest son.

Credits

Director(s) John Appel
Producer(s) Jan Heijs
Production Company Jura Filmprodukties
Director of Photography
Editing
Teun Pfeil
Sound on Set
Production Country
Netherlands