The Men’s Room

“A tribute to friendship and male vulnerability.”

Every Tuesday 25 tattooed, middle-aged men take a break from their everyday lives to drink beer, tell bad jokes and sing dirty rock songs. Started by DumDum Boys’ vocalist Prepple Houmb 15 years ago, this is the male choir all men dream to be a member of.

In this female-free zone, behind closed doors, they spend time with their buddies and let off some steam. The brotherhood means a lot to them. They’ve even promised to sing at each other’s funerals.

It’s a joke of course because it’s never occurred to them that death might come. But what starts out as braggadocio becomes an intimate peek inside a world of tough men finding true friendship, when one of the men confides he’s terminally ill. The brotherhood realises that life is fragile and no-one is immortal.

“A film that goes straight to the heart and stays there.”

The group is preparing for its biggest and most absurd gig ever – warming up for Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. But will they all live long enough to experience it together?

The film screened at Doc Edge Festival 2019.

Previous festival appearances for The Men’s Room include
Bergen International Film Festival: winner, Best Norwegian Documentary
CPH:DOX, Denmark: winner, Nordic:Dox Award

Session Time

Auckland | Loft, Q Theatre
Thu 6 Jun
02:30 PM
Auckland | Rangatira, Q Theatre
Sun 9 Jun
06:30 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 2
Thu 20 Jun
02:30 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 1
Sun 23 Jun
06:30 PM
75 min
Petter Sommer, Jo Vemud Svendsen