Van Gaal (2022)
Van Gaal (2022)
Geertjan Lassche
Mario Steenbergen
Onno 't Hooft
Geertjan Lassche
Janneke Doolaard
Harmen Jalvingh
Executive Producer
Sylvia Baan
Line Producer
Matthijs van de Laar
Production Coordinator
Emma Kuijper
Associate Producer
Mariska van der Klis
Alex Booy
Carla van der Meijs
Geertjan Lassche
Harmen Jalvingh
Image Research and Editorial
Arthur van den Boogaard
Image Research
Gerard Nijssen
Sylvia Frankena
Sound Design
Alex Booy
Jac Vleeshouwers
Rob Dul
Alex Booy
Media Manager
Watse Eisma
Michiel Rummens
Jan Jaap Kuiper
Title Design
Chris Marmier
Coproducer Omroep MAX
Jan Slagter
Louis van Gaal
Truus van Gaal-Opmeer
Brenda van Gaal
Renate Voortman-Van Gaal
Frank de Boer
Ronald de Boer
Mounir El Hamdaoui
Stijn Schaars
Edgar Davids
Saïd Ouaali
Wladimir Donse
Uli Hoeneß
Arjan Robben
Luís Figo
Xavi Hernández
Wayne Rooney


Unique portrait of Louis van Gaal: one of the best soccer coaches our country has ever known and the man about whom everyone has an opinion. In the film we see Van Gaal in his colorful life; not only his career, but also his background, family life and passions. For three years, the current national coach was filmed during work and private moments. In conversations with national and international soccer stars, but also with his wife and daughters, a complete picture emerges of the development of the Van Gaal phenomenon, his unprecedented career and the remarkable man behind the much-discussed image.


About the director

Geertjan Lassche has won many awards and was named Journalist of the Year 2020 for a program he devised during the Corona outbreak. He previously made films on sports-related topics, such as Hemelbestormers (IDFA 2014), Niemand Kent Mij (about Thomas Dekker) and Zwart IJs. Together with DOXY Films, he made De Mooiste Marathon in 2016.


NRC  ★★★★ – review
“Van Gaal’s sense of duty beautifully portrayed”

Volkskrant ★★★★ – review
“Just try to not get touched”

VPRO Cinema ★★★★ – review
“A likeable and warm portrait”



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