Lee Towers: The singing crane driver. The Voice of Rotterdam. The man with the deep voice, spectacles, golden microphone and mobile elbows. His concerts in Rotterdam’s Ahoy arena were Galas of the Year, Las Vegas style. Complete with big band, showbiz stairs and dancers. In the 1980s such extravaganzas were unknown in the sober Netherlands.
But few know the man behind the glamorous exterior: Leen Huijzer from Bolnes. A loving father, a calm and hard-working man who likes to tell jokes. We follow the singer around the time of the concert he gave in 2011 in Ahoy, after an 11-year break. The rehearsals and the emotions contrast starkly with the calm at home with his wife Laura. We also see Towers at his countless performances throughout the country. From herring parties to pirate festivals. And that, when he’s standing in the kitchen of a bar beside buckets of mayonnaise waiting to go on stage, he honestly states: ' I love my trade, really.'

Filmmaker
Hans Heijnen
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Netherlands
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
93’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Hans Heijnen
Sales
Hans Heijnen
Writer
Hans Heijnen
Cinematography
Adri Schrover
Editor
Ozan Olçay
Sound Design
Bert van den Dungen