Lemming Film


Max Tailleur

Max Tailleur was a comedian for everyone; the 'King of the Witz'. His main successes were during the 50's and 60's as a comedian in 'de Doofpot' and through the sales of more than a million books of his jokes. He kept the outside world on a safe distance. In his private life he had to fight a very heavy form of rheumatism.

Laetitia Schoofs was 3 years old when she met her neighbor Tailleur. She visited Max and his wife often and looked at him as a if he were her grandfather. Along the way she discovered that her single mom would occasionally go out with him and he would always give her money for Leatitia and her brother. Leatitia tries to reconstruct the life of Tailleur to discover his hidden face and say goodbye to him.


director Laetitia Schoofsrelease 2005length 53 minproducers Leontine Petit, Joost de Vriesbroadcaster NPSdirector of photography Jackó van 't Hofsound Martijn Broerseneditor Erik Disselhofffinanciers & funds Stimuleringsfonds Nederlandse Culturele Omroepproducties, Thuiskopiefonds