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Documentary about the Amsterdam-based poet-composer Hans van Sweeden, who took his life in 1963, at the age of twenty-four. In a collage of interviews, relatives and friends talk about Hans' life, but also about their own. Thus, the film gives a telling portrait of the younger generation in Amsterdam in the turbulent fifties and sixties. In 1983, the film was awarded a Golden Calf and the Film Critics' Prize.

Title: Hans het leven voor de dood
Year: 1983
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 1983

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Speelfilm (1983)
Louis van Gasteren

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Prijs v.d. Nederlandse Filmkritiek (1983)

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