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This is a tremendously funny Dutch comedy about a small group of nihilistic
twentysomethings in 1990s Amsterdam, and the relationships between them.
key character is Dimitri (Van Uchelen), a nice but very shy boy who is
desperately trying to end up in a woman's bed, helped by advice from his
know-it-all macho friend (or is he?) Maarten (Ekkel). Dimitri would very
much like to get involved with his close friend Esther (Lodeizen), but she
is unwilling to go further than a platonic relationship. After some time,
Dimitri is desperate and tells Esther to walk out the door. Precisely in
that moment, he just about falls into the arms of another lovely lady,
The script tells the story from two different angles, first Dimitri's, and then a second time from the perspective of his girlfriend-to-be Susan and her annoying boyfriend Gino. Only then do we get a surprising new insight into the night when Dimitri and Susan first sleep together...
The film was made with an incredibly low budget and shot and cut in just a few weeks' time, but that doesn't show at all. The acting is good and natural, the story line doesn't feel artificial and the script has lots of very humorous twists. Watch, for example, the visualisations of Dimitri's fears and fantasies, or the running gag of the drug addicts carrying cartons of custard around. This is a very sympathetic film, it has really captured my heart. Decide for yourself: did you ever see a film whose closing credits include apologies to all the extras who were in scenes that didn't make it into the final cut?
This movie is a waste of time. It doesn't surpass the cliché. At no
point it gets really interesting. The other person mentioned in his/her
comment: "The film was made with an incredibly low budget and shot and
cut in just a few weeks' time, but that doesn't show at all."
>Believe me, it shows.
"The acting is good and natural"
>True :) That is maybe one of the sole reasons to watch it.
"the story line doesn't feel artificial"
>no, only boring
"and the script has lots of very humorous twists."
>Not really, a faint smile might have been on my face at times but actual laughing..no.
This must be the funniest Dutch movie ever made. It's the first dutch movie containing some tarantino-like elements. See it.
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