Dutch artist Albert Mol (1917−2004) became famous as a dancer, chore­o­g­ra­pher, enter­tainer, actor and writer, but is indelibly stamped on the national memory through his appear­ances as a perma­nent panel member on the TV game show Wie van de drie in the seven­ties and because he was so candid about his homo­sex­u­ality. Malle Appie follows Mol when he has been living for thirty-three years with his partner Guerdon Bill, who faith­fully and lovingly takes care of the now aged and ailing Mol in their secluded farm­house in the east of the Nether­lands. Director Karin Junger tries to draw out Mol in all sorts of ways, but he remains a born artist. You’re dejected, aren’t you?’, the film­maker informs. Mol imme­di­ately retorts that he is peaceful, quiet, and doesn’t regret anything’. From his sickbed, Crazy Appie’ still directed his own show.

Credits

Director
Producer
Montage
Production company
Ryninks Holding BV
TV company
Human

Title: Malle Appie
Year: 2002
Duration : 1 hour
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2003

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