Mrs. Faber

The colorful story of a married trucker who wishes to become a woman. More...

Documentary - Human Interest & Society

56'

The colorful story of a married trucker who wishes to become a woman.

Early eighties. Tough trucker Harm marries shy country girl Siepie. Thirty years later Harm tells her of his deepest desire: to become a woman. This is hard to swallow for Siepie. Besides losing her husband, she fears gossip in their small village community. In spite of this, she supports Harm and gives him the freedom to openly live as Harriette.

Mrs. Faber shows Harriette’s deep commitment to her sex change and the impact this transformation has on her marriage and her relationship with her elderly parents and her sister Maaike. They want to see her happy, but losing their son and brother is not easy for them. Also, Mrs. Faber shows how Harriette holds her own in her male-dominated world of dirt track racing and truck driving. All of this makes for a film which is as moving as it is light-hearted, largely carried by Harriette's tenacity, humor and rural down-to-earthness.

Documentary
Job Tichelman
2019
Hollandse Helden
56'
BNN-VARA
 
 

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