Liesbeth List - Heb me lief

Deborah van Dam Short documentary - 2006 - 53 min.

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With her make-up on, she can do anything, Liesbeth List a.k.a. Elly Driessen explains before the camera. In this documentary, we also see one of Holland's rare divas without her perfect mask. The singer/chansonnière tells about her loveless childhood, when her mother committed suicide and her father - on her new stepmother's instigation - ceded her to an eventually warm foster home. Liesbeth List tells all this outwardly unmoved, but later in the film, when she meets her half-sister in New Zealand who did grow up with her father, it is clear how deep the wounds are. The portraits of List as a perfect professional and loving mother are sketched through images of the preparations of List's theatre show Dichter bij Liesbeth, and of the studio recordings of a cd with a Dutch pop group. This includes a touching scene with her artistic consort Ramses Shaffy - whom she has always remained in love with - who despite his weak health, records a song in one perfect take.

Credits

Director(s) Deborah van Dam
Producer(s) Willemien van Aalst
Frank de Jonge
Production Company IDTV Docs
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound on Set
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands