Marcel and Bob are men of a certain age who like a drink, their friendship cemented by a constant string of insults and half-assed plans for a joint suicide. This film follows the men’s attempts to sober up and reconnect with their families, while life beyond Bob’s kitchen has moved ahead without them. The humour is of the blackest variety; alcoholic pratfalls that look really painful, the wife and kids getting into a car and heading off into the distance. It’s fitting for a hybrid documentary bromance that steers clear of sentimentality.
Ne me quitte pas had a theatrical release in Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. It was sold to various international broadcasters and build up a remarkable festival resume. It won awards at Hotdocs, Tribeca and many other prestigious film festivals.
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DIRECTORS | SABINE LUBBE BAKKER & NIELS VAN KOEVORDEN
DOP | NIELS VAN KOEVORDEN
SOUND | SABINE LUBBE BAKKER
EDITING | SABINE LUBBE BAKKER & NIELS VAN KOEVORDEN
SOUND DESIGN | TIM VAN PEPPEN & KLINK STUDIO
PRODUCERS | PIETER VAN HUYSTEE, STORYHOUSE FILM & STUDIO GODOT
SALESAGENT | CINEPHIL