Golden Film for BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
The actor Matheu Hinzen, who plays the young André Hazes, and director Diederick Koopal (DE MARATHON) were surprised in the cinema JT Hilversum with the golden film for BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS (original title Bloed, Zweet & Tranen). Over 100.000 visitors went to the cinema already. The Golden Film is awarded by the Netherlands Film Festival and the Netherlands Film Fund. The Golden Pen, an initiative from Netwerk Scenarioschrijvers, a society for scriptwriters, is awarded to Frank Ketelaar, who wrote the script for the film.
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS tells the story about the turbulent life of the famous Dutch folk singer André Hazes. In this emotional, moving and humoristic film, the three most important fases of his life are being told; his tough youth and the discovery of his talent as an 8-year-old rascal on the Albert Cuypmarkt by Johnny Kraaykamp in the ’60, his friendship with producer Tim Griek and his success with hits as ‘Zeg Maar Niets Meer’, ‘Een Beetje Verliefd’ and ‘Ik Meen ‘t’ in the 80’s and the aftermath of his career in 2004. In this last fase right before his death, he struggles with his past, his deteriotating hearing and his alcohol addiction.
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS is produced by Lemming Film and the Blood, Sweat & Tears Film Fund in co-production with A Private View (BE) and AVROTROS (NL). The film is supported by The Netherland Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive,
CoBO Fund, Screen Flanders, Taks Shelter via BNP Fortis Film Finance. A-Film Benelux distributes the film in 130 Dutch cinemas.
The Golden Film, Platina Film and Diamond Film are being awarded by the Netherlands Film Festival and the Netherlands Film Fund, when there are 100.000, 400.000 and 1.000.000 cinematickets being sold. The Cristal Film is awarded to Dutch documentaries when they attract 10.000 cinema visitors.