a documentary about love, pain and longing Broadcast date: Monday 13-7-2009 23:25 - 24:25 NPO 2 Repeat: Sunday 26-7-2009 12:00 - 13:00 NPO 2
Lucia Rijker and the fight for love is a documentary about love, pain and longing. Before she turned 40, Lucia Rijker, world champing boxing, only lived for her sport. Now she has the time and the opportunity to learn what love is. Lucia has always been pushing her limits both in her boxing career and in her Buddhist spiritual practice. Committing to a deeper relationship with her lover is now her biggest challenge.
In this personal quest, Lucia Rijker meets actress Sylvia Kristel, actress/singer Ellen ten Damme, comedian Freek de Jonge and his wife Hella, rap artist Negativ, Zen master Ton Lathouwers and others. Music and poetry play an important role in this documentary.
To share a life in happiness together only seems possible by a continuous struggle for the right balance. The aim is freedom in restraint. Love evokes romantic fantasies, but may also arouse fear and pain. Possibly they are all part of love's riches.