Tobias Prenen once was a successful, passionate cellist. He played together with the world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, worked in the string orchestra on a cruise ship, recorded CDs and made tours — until 1997. Since then, Prenen lives in a wheel­chair, phys­i­cally and mentally hand­i­capped. His intel­lec­tual family strug­gles with his fate. Is his soul still there?’ his brother Paul wonders. And his mind?’ In his asso­ci­a­tion with his brother, Paul clings to the bless­ings of a lower conscious­ness’. Tobias’ mother, sister and best friend Rudolf are also candid and pleas­antly honest about the task that the person Tobias has become. The talking head inter­views are alter­nated with images of Tobias Prenen’s current life, living in a home with part­ners in misfor­tune. Owing to the very apt editing, ample space is given to many emotions and ques­tions: What is life like in a home like this? What is it like for the family? And what does Tobias himself think about it? The beau­tiful cello music does the rest in this touching documentary.

Credits

Set geluid
Production company
Selfmade Films
TV company
Human
Distributor NL
NPO Sales
Selfmade Films

Title: Ik wil nooit beroemd worden
Year: 2005
Duration : 1 hour, 15 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2006

Gouden Kalf winner

Speciale Juryprijs (2006)
Mercedes Stalenhoef

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Muziek (2006)
Paul Prenen

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