Blood, Sweat & Tears

Bloed, zweet & tranen


Director: Diederick Koopal
Screenplay: Frank Ketelaar
Producer: Lemming Film (NL)
Co-producer: A Private View, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance (BE)
Director of Photography: Bert Pot
Editor: Marc Bechtold

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.


  • Martijn Fischer
  • Hadewych Minis
  • Matheu Hinzen
  • Fedja van Huet
  • Marcel Hensema
  • Eric Corton
  • Loek Peters

More info

Feature film
Release year: 2015
Supported by: Netherlands Film Fund, Cobo,Avrotros, Abraham Tuschinski Fonds, Screen Flanders, Belgian Tax Shelter, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance
Distributor: Just Entertainment (NL), Paradiso (BE)
Release & festivals:

Winner Best Actor Martijn Fischer, Winner Best Supporting Actress Hadewych Minis, Winner Best Supporting Actor Raymond Thiry - Golden Calf awards Netherlands Film Festival