Beer is Cheaper than Therapy

Beer is Cheaper than Therapy
Regisseur: Simone de Vries

“I'm 22 years old and I must have killed 30 people. The same thing that you were given badges for over in Iraq, would have you considered a serial killer over here. That's a very weird thought to have running around in your head when it's dark, going to sleep or late at night.”

There is no place for doubt, sadness and fear in the American army.
Still, many soldiers struggle with these feelings. Beer is Cheaper than Therapy portrays what goes on behind the facade of heroism and the 'John Wayne mentality'.

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director

director

Simone de Vries

Dutch director Simone de Vries (1963), winner of Golden Calf (2007) for Touch me someplace I can feel, a documentary on John Callahan – cartoonist and singer/songwriter from Portland, OR.

She made films on different artists from all walks of life: Texas writer singer/songwriter Kinky Friedman, Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, Belgian cartoonist and painter Kamagurka, jewelry designer Ted Noten, photo collector and leading advertising man Erik Kessels- but also a poignant portrait of a lonely jew, walking the highways of Texas with a huge wooden cross in High on Jesus. Her latest documentary that Zeppers Film produced was a feature length documentary about a military town near Fort Hood, the largest base in the USA: Beer is cheaper than therapy.

credits

credits

writer & director Simone de Vries
photography Joost van Herwijnen
sound recording Eric Leek
editor Mario Steenbergen
music Robin Berlijn
sound design Hugo Dijkstal 
local producer VS Michele Kim Carter
executive producer Willemijn Cerutti
commissioning editor VPRO Barbara Truyen

 

news

news

Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy on TV

The documentary Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy (Simone de Vries) wil be broadcast daily on the television channel NPO Doc in the special topic week From Binge Drinking to Prohibition, which will take place from the 27th of September until the 3rd of October.

 

Beer is Cheaper than Therapy

at the International Human Rights Arts & Film Festival; May 15- July 15. 2012. See the site for the full program across the country. 

Beer is Cheaper than Therapy

at DOXA International Film Festival Vancouver; May 4-13th. 2012.

Uitzending gemist

Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy was broadcast November 23rd by VPRO's Holland Doc. Did you miss it?

IDFA screenings Beer is Cheaper than Therapy

saturday 19 november Tuschinski 2 at 22.00hrs.
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monday 21 november OBA at 14.30hrs.
wednesday 23 november Munt 10 at 17.45hrs.

Broadcast Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy

VPRO Holland Doc will broadcast wednesday November 23 at 23.00 hrs, directed by Simone de Vries  www.vpro.omroep.nl

Official Selection IDFA 2011

Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy is screened in the Dutch Documentary Competition.

DVD sales

DVD sales

DVD Beer is Cheaper than Therapy
€20,00

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