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Who is the person behind actor, painter, presenter and director Jeroen Krabbé? He appeared in more than 100 films, recorded his life in 225 scrapbooks, saved countless letters, drawings, clippings and photos and built up a rich oeuvre as a visual artist. This year Krabbé turns eighty. This gave rise to a series of eight very personal paintings about his life, one for each decade.

In Krabbé. A biographical portrait Rosa Koelemeijer portrays this all-rounder in a narrative based around these paintings. Never before has he spoken so openly about his experiences as a Hollywood star, the influence of his mother’s Jewish history, the painful relationship with his father and about his marriage and family. An inspiring story about love, courage and perseverance, richly illustrated with previously unpublished images from Krabbé’s own archive.