Mijn naam was Cohen...

Ger Poppelaars Long documentary - 2012 - 70 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

In World War II, graphic designer Bau Winkel’s parents made a perilous journey across Europe, fleeing for the German occupying forces. During their flight, with final destination England, but due to circumstances ending in Switzerland, Bau’s father registered all events. Induced by this war chronicle full of beautiful drawings, train tickets and descriptions, their son decided to repeat the trip decades later, with Poppelaars in his wake. Looking for the exact route and the people that helped them at the time, Winkel tells his parents’ life story. Between times, shots of the diary in question enrich the story and the now aged parents talk about their vicissitudes. An extraordinary declaration of love to a Jewish man and his wife, who succeeded to make an impossible journey.


Director(s) Ger Poppelaars
Producer(s) Ger Poppelaars
Production Company
Director of Photography
Sound Editor
Production Country