Toneelgroep Amsterdam - deel 1, 2, 3

Niek Koppen Long documentary - 2001 - 159 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 the TV documentary in three parts Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Niek Koppen is the proverbial fly on the wall following the activities of the largest theatre company in the Netherlands during their 1999-2000 season. It is an eventful period for the troupe, because their artistic director and co-founder Gerardjan Rijnders will leave them at the end of the season and will be succeeded by Holland Festival director Ivo van Hove. Koppen concentrates, in more or less the same way he did in De keuken van Kok, on the enterprise behind the scenes. With his shoulder camera, he registers meetings about the application for subsidy, discussions about cancelling an inadequate play, the tense anticipation of reviews, and the recurrent rituals in the dressing rooms. Koppen shows the highlights and setbacks of life in and behind the limelight.

Credits

Director(s) Niek Koppen
Script Niek Koppen
Producer(s) Jan de Ruiter
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Mixage
Sound on Set
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands