Sam Waage­naar (1908−1997), widely-trav­elled epicurean swept along by the events of the twen­tieth century. From shoe salesman, he works his way up to publicity manager, light opera singer and actor in Holly­wood. While playing an extra as a German soldier there, his parents are killed in Auschwitz. After the war, he regains his opti­mism in the smiles of the women of Rome. As a jour­nalist-photog­ra­pher, he travels all over the world. An uncon­ven­tional film portrait full of archive footage, based on Waagenaar’s unpub­lished auto­bi­og­raphy. A tribute to the individual’s resilience.


Sound editing
Sound Design
Production company
TV company
Joodse Omroep
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen
Still photography
© Sam Waagenaar / Nederlands Fotomuseum, all rights reserved.

Title: Never a Dull Moment
Year: 2014
Duration : 1 hour, 31 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2014

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