Lemming Film

Bloed, Zweet & Tranen _H7A5937 ©Nyk Dekeyser
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Blood, Sweat & Tears

Original title: Bloed, Zweet & Tranen

The turbulent life story of the most famous folk singer the Netherlands has ever known: André Hazes. An artist who loved the blues and who lived the blues. As an 8-year-old rascal with an abusive and alcoholic father, he is discovered singing in the streets of Amsterdam in the ’60’s. We relive the highlights of his career in the ’80’s and go down with him in the aftermath of his career, when his famous voice and sound is seriously affected by his deteriorating hearing and his alcohol addiction.

André Hazes’ famous repertoire is re-recorded for the film by main actor and renowned singer/musician Martijn Fischer.


director Diederick Koopalscript Frank Ketelaaroriginal title Bloed, Zweet & Tranengenre Biopicrelease 2015length 112 min Dutchproducers Lemming Filmco producers A Private View (BE)broadcaster AVROTROSmain cast Martijn Fischer, Hadewych Minis, Matheu Hinzen, Fedja van Huet, Marcel Hensema, Eric Corton, Loek Petersdirector of photography Bert Pot, N.S.C.sound Dan van Bevercasting Kemna Castingproduction design Alfred Schaafcostume design Alette Kraanhair & make-up Marjon Hoogendoorneditor Marc Bechtold, N.C.E. Manu Van Hovesound design Alek Goossecomposer REC Soundfinanciers & funds Nederlands Filmfonds, CoBO Fondsdistributor Just Entertainment (NL), Paradiso (BE)
Golden Calf for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor Netherlands Film Festival