Wild Romance

Jean van de Velde Feature film - 2006 - 103 min.

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Acteur Marcel Hensema

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Montage

Beste Production Design Vincent de Pater

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Not the musician and artist Herman Brood (Daniël Boissevain), but his manager for life Koos van Dijk (Marcel Hensema) is the key figure in the music film that director Jean van de Velde made about Holland's most famous rock'n'roll junkie and his band Wild Romance. From Van Dijk's perspective, the conception and success of Brood & band in the mid-seventies is depicted, paying attention to the hit songs (performed at now famous gigs), the quarrels, romances, band changes and the American tour. The events are truthfully reproduced, as is the everlasting bond between the musician and his manager. Gradually, the picture emerges of a musician who no longer dared to go on stage without drugs. The film ends with real-life footage of the funeral of Herman Brood, who in the summer of 2001 jumped off the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton at the age of 54.


Director(s) Jean van de Velde
Producer(s) Denis Wigman
Bob van Hellenberg Hubar
Andre de Raaff
Production Company
Terry Glinwood
Director of Photography
Production Design
Martyn Gould
Sound Design
Glen Freemantle
Sound on Set
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