In this intimate portrait, loved ones like Marcel Musters, Elsie de Brauw, Betty Schuurman and Johan Simons talk candidly about Jeroen Willems. The actor, who died suddenly on 3 December 2012, was blessed with an unparalleled talent, but also struggled with fear of failure, perfectionism, an overweening zest for work and deep loneliness. Personal statements by Willems himself are heard in a voice-over that accompanies images shot after his decease in his vacated Amsterdam house. Unique footage shot behind the scenes show the top-ranking actor at work.


Executive producer
Sound editing
Production company
De Familie Film & TV
TV company

Title: Jeroen Willems - Over grenzen
Year: 2013
Duration : 59 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2014

MuziekInternationaalKunst & Cultuur

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