Joop Korzelius used to be a cele­brated jazz drummer, who earned tons and had girls queuing for him. His most successful band was the Flamingo Quintet, but he also played with Wim Sonn­eveld. Today, this 84-year-old man has been living for years in what he jokingly calls the Leger des Hels. While we see a content Joop sitting and smoking among the outcasts, in the voice-over he tells about his perfor­mance at the Royal Palace, when prince Bern­hard played along a tune. The contrast between his life then and now can barely be bigger. Just like the differ­ence between him and the resi­dents of the retire­ment home where he can get a room. They really behave like old people, while he wants to wash down his hang­over with an eye opener’, the day’s first beer. They don’t make an issue of that at the Salva­tion Army. So no matter how much his sister dislikes him being there, for the time being he will stay in his stuffy room.

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Title: Toen was ik al beroemd
Year: 2010
Duration : 40 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2010

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