A man finds a phone in the park, while he's walking his dog. When a message comes in from Mohammed, he can't control his curiosity. What follows is a view on a special happening, from the corner of a café.
Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.
13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Felix van Groeningen
Koen De Graeve
After a couple of drinks two twenty-something students make a deal to have sex with each other for 2000 Euros. The deal takes them to Barcelona. There, their mutual embarrassment over the ... See full summary »
Hug Pla Cortés,
Diego Manuel Perez Costa,
Not Terstalls best work, nevertheless some funny scenes
After 'Hufters & Hofdames' (Bastards & Bridesmaids), 'Babylon' is Eddy Terstall's second low-budget-Amsterdam-movie. The movie was shot in Terstalls neighbourhood (the famous 'Jordaan') in about two weeks, for some 20,000 dollars. Like in 'Bastards...',Terstall wanted to make a movie (to keep his skills going), but he didn't want to wait for money of the Dutch Film Found (it would last ages to get some...)
So he wrote five little stories about comic outsiders in love in summertime Amsterdam (based on some of his friends, who also play their roles), and put them on film. As a result, 'Babylon' hasn't really its own substantial plot: there are just these five subplots which, in the end, barely get together.
Nevertheless, some of these subplots have really funny moments. But as a whole, Terstalls earlier 'Bastards & Bridesmades' and later 'Based on a Novel' and 'Rent-a-Friend' are way better.
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