Project Description

THE BENNO TAPES about life after prison

Dutch society is disrupted when notorious pedosexual Benno L. is conditionally released after four years in jail.
Pedophile hunters are chasing him, mayors and housing associations turn him away and the probation officers don’t know what to do with him either. In BENNO THE TAPES he is followed from close by for more than two years. The documentary consists partly of home video material that Benno L. made himself during his quest for a living space and his attempts to get his life back on track.

54 minutes, September 2015

TEASER
THE BENNO TAPES 2015

AN IDEA OF
JACQUELINE DE HEIJ

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DIRECTOR & EDITING
TON VAN ZANTVOORT

CINEMATOGRAPHY
FRANK VAN OSCH
TON VAN ZANTVOORT

SOUND MIXAGE
HANS BROUWER

COLOR GRADING
NEWTON FILM

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MUSIC ADVICE 
ROY BEMELMANS

MEDIA MANGEMENT
ROELAND VAN DOORN

RESEARCH/PRODUCTION
JACQUELINE DE HEIJ

COMMISSIONG EDITORS
FRANK VAN OSCH / VAN OSCH FILMS
LOUT DONDERS / OMROEP BRABANT
TON MALLO / OMROEP WEST
LEO HAUBEN / L 1

PRODUCER
VAN OSCH FILMS

ARCHIVE
EO
Emile van Aelst
Guido Hendrikx
L1
NOS
Omroep Brabant
Omroep West
Peel en Maas TV
Pow Ned
VARA
UNITY TV /Zoomin.TV

This documentary is produced by Van Osch Films and was made possible by: Stichting Kerk en Wereld , PIN/ KNR and is a project of Omroep Brabant, Omroep West en L1.

DE BENNO TAPES partners

Broadcaster/ festival Date Time
(in)Justice for all Film Festival (in) Justice for all Film Festival Saturday, April 29th 2017 11.00
DOCfeed DOCfeed Friday, February 17th 2017 21.00
ob-logo Omroep Brabant Wednesday March 23rd 2015 22.30
Omroep-Canvas-Belgie Canvas (België) Sunday November 8th 2015 20.10
ob-logo Omroep Brabant Sunday September 20th 2015
Monday September 21st 2015
20.30 / 22.30
21.30
tvwest-logoOmroep West Sunday September 20th 2015
Monday September 21st 2015
20.30 / 22.30
22.00
l1-logo L1 Sunday September 20th 2015
Saturday September 26th 2015
Sunday September 27th 2015
20.30
18.00
13.00 / 15.00

NL AWARD 2015 Ton van Zantvoort

Photo: Eric Brinkhorst

NL-AWARD for best documentary and GOLDEN NL-AWARD

Our documentary the BENNO TAPES did not only win the NL Award for best documentary but also won the main prize the Golden NL award for best production of 2015 from all the regional broadcasters. The jury existed of 12 members, such as documentary filmmaker John Appel and commissioning editor Oscar van der Kroon. The jury rapport in Dutch:

Een unieke samenwerking. Niet alleen die tussen drie omroepen, maar ook de samenwerking met de voor pedofilie veroordeelde Benno L. die veel van het materiaal zelf gedraaid heeft. De makers hebben de beelden vervolgens knap in elkaar gezet in een sterke montage. Met durf is aan deze productie begonnen en dit heeft geresulteerd in een uitzending zonder oordeel. De impact en relevantie zijn groot. Het bekijken van de film is een emotionele belevenis. Van sympathie, tot medelijden, tot ergernis, tot wanhoop. Als kijker wordt je geraakt door al deze emoties, om met stijgende verbazing de documentaire uit te kijken. De film slaagt er uitermate goed in om de oordeelsvorming aan de kijker over te laten.

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(IN) JUSTICE FOR ALL FILM FESTIVAL CHICAGO

(in) Justice For All Film Festival Chicago Our film The Benno Tapes will screen April 29th during the (in) Justice For All Film Festival in Chicago. The (In)Justice for All Film Festival [...]

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NL-AWARD for best documentary and GOLDEN NL-AWARD

NL-AWARD for best documentary and GOLDEN NL-AWARD Our documentary the BENNO TAPES did not only win the NL-Award for best documentary but also won the main prize the Golden NL-Award for best [...]

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THE BENNO TAPES SCREENINGS

Broadcasts: RTL Z 09-03-2016 at 20.30 uur 09-03-2016 at 23.30 uur 12-03-2016 at 22.30 Canvas Panorama 08-11-2015 at 20:10 Omroep Brabant: 20-09-2015 at 20.30 & 22.30 uur 21-09-2015 at 21.30 uur Omroep West: 20-09-2015 at [...]