The Show must go on

Documentary | NL 2002 | 78'

  • Friday, 20. June 2003 21:00 hrs

The movement for growing old gracefully, Arizona section:Welcome to Sun City West, a paradise for pensioners gripped by the youth craze. Here, ten of thousands of over 60s enjoy total security, cleanliness, and an extremely osteofriendly climate. Like a landscape painter, Hans Heijnen’s panoramic images almost devoid of humans explore a cultural landscape from which every trace of the element of chance has been driven out. In his sensitive portraits of the residents, he shows what’s behind the perfect surface: People caught on a non-stop treadmill, trying to outrun loneliness and death.

Director
Hans Heijnen
Script
Hans Heijnen
Photography
Erik van Empel
Editor
Hans Dunnewijk
Sound
Alex Booij, Bert van den Dungen, Paul Veld
Producer
Frank van den Engel
Production
Zeppers Film & TV for NPS

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Selected filmography Hans Heijnen

DE VLIEG (1985), DE WATERWOLF VAN ITTEREN (1996), UNCLE FRANK (1996), STRIKE OUT (1996), BILLIES & GOATS (1998), LISDOONVARNA - LOURDES OF LOVE (1999), VIVA BOER GERRIT (2000)