synopsis
The crisis of masculinity subgenre gets reworked in this one-of-a-kind documentary, which follows, with surprising humility and hilarity, the downward spiral of two Belgian farmers’ mid-life crises. Left by his wife for another man, Marcel falls into a deep depression and alcoholism, with only his friend Bob, also an alcoholic, to look after him. Ne Me Quitte Pas is a tender, funny, and disturbing examination of the fragile male ego. Set against the beautifully photographed Belgian landscape, Dutch filmmakers Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden deliver an unforgettable portrayal of the true meaning of friendship.

- Frederic Boyer
The crisis of masculinity subgenre gets reworked in this one-of-a-kind documentary, which follows, with surprising humility and hilarity, the downward spiral of two Belgian farmers’ mid-life crises. Left by his wife for another man, Marcel falls into a deep depression and alcoholism, with only his friend Bob, also an alcoholic, to look after him. Ne Me Quitte Pas is a tender, funny, and disturbing examination of the fragile male ego. Set against the beautifully photographed Belgian landscape, Dutch filmmakers Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden deliver an unforgettable portrayal of the true meaning of friendship.

- Frederic Boyer
film information

Year: 2014

Length: 107

Year: 2014

Directed by: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden

Language: Flemish, French

Country: #

Premiere: North American

cast & credits

Director: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden

Director: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden

Screenwriter: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden

Producer: Pieter van Huystee

Editor: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden

Cinematographer: Niels van Koevorden

Executive Producer: Mirjam Bal, Constant van Panhuys, Rosan Boersma, Lotte Gerding

Co-Producer: Storyhouse, Studio Godot