After the famous Dutch documentary filmmaker Johan van der Keuken is told that he has prostate cancer and only a few years left to live he decides to take an extended vacation while filming... See full summary »
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After the famous Dutch documentary filmmaker Johan van der Keuken is told that he has prostate cancer and only a few years left to live he decides to take an extended vacation while filming his journeys so the afterworld can learn about his experiences. He travels to Kathmandu where he meets buddhist monks and a healer woman who soon is trying to medicate him, to Burkina Faso and Mali onto the edge of the Sahara desert and other places. Everywhere he is collecting experiences that help make the rest of his life bearable. Written by Marco Radke <marco@030-kino.de>

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10 February 2000 (Netherlands)  »

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The Long Holiday  »

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Keuken, dutch documentary director begins his last film.
3 October 2001 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A complete masterpiece by one of the most important documentary makers of Holland with Joris Ivens. The film consists of an inner and outer journey around the world of a man who knows that he is going to die soon due to the prostate cancer.

Keuken searches in Nepal, Africa, Brazil, NY, Holland and in San Francisco, for the cure to his sickness. But meanwhile he tries to finish his last project. A resume of his life and work.


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