Docu­men­tary about the Amsterdam accor­dionist Johnny Meijer, who died in January 1992 at the age of 79. Meijer is regarded as one of the all time great accor­dion players in the world, with a reper­toire which ranged from tradi­tional Amsterdam songs to jazz. The film portrays a virtuoso accor­dionist towards the end of his career. The first shots of this docu­men­tary were filmed two weeks before his death when Meijer went to buy a dinner-jacket for his (last) perfor­mance in the Concert­ge­bouw. The story is completed by people close to him, espe­cially by Meijer’s youngest son.

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Title: Johnny Meijer
Year: 1993
Duration : 50 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1993

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