Liefde voor de Heer

Raymond Bouwman Short documentary - 2010 - 50 min.

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Klaas Vos summarises things very well in the opening scene of Liefde voor de Heer: he used to be a preacher, came out of the closet, and thought that would also put an end to his faith. 'But apparently He thought differently', Vos says with a discreet smile on his lips. Some thirty years after his abandonment, he returns as a minister in the Brabant village of Ossendrecht, near the Belgian border. Amazing, since in his renegade years, when he was known as a sports commentator and radio maker for VPRO, he used to say that 'we should give back Brabant to Belgium.' Filmmaker Raymond Bouwman follows Vos in the build-up to his consecration, speaks with his friends (including Rimko Haanstra), but mainly allows the striking protagonist to tell his story. About his short-lived career as a preacher in the 1980s, about his marriage that fell apart once he embraced his homosexual proclivity, but also about his love of the pop band Pet Shop Boys.


Director(s) Raymond Bouwman
Producer(s) Monique Busman
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Inge Schapendonk
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