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Rent a Friend (2000)

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In Rent a Friend the talented painter ARTHUR is suffering from an artist's block. Alfred does not bother about becoming rich and famous. He sticks to painting bright coloured Mexican hats. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marc van Uchelen ...
Alfred
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Moniek
Nadja Hüpscher ...
Françoise
Natasja Loturco ...
Anja
Femke Lakerveld ...
Carolina / Myrthe
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Dhr. Bloedworst
Victor Löw ...
Dhr. van Duitschenbloed
Peer Mascini ...
Smulders
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Arenas ...
Exotic waitress
Henk Bakboord ...
Peter / Roy
Marlies Bark ...
Marjan
Edwin Bolderheij ...
Max
Arthur De Boer ...
Tony
Daan Ekkel ...
Wiert
Jaap van Eyck ...
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In Rent a Friend the talented painter ARTHUR is suffering from an artist's block. Alfred does not bother about becoming rich and famous. He sticks to painting bright coloured Mexican hats. Alfred's total lack of ambition increasingly irritates his girlfriend MONIEK. Moniek is a successful writer of a popular Dutch soap opera and she is continuously accusing Alfred of having no commercial instinct. The soap episodes created by Moniek are totally based on her own life. When Alfred sees one of the episodes, he correctly infers that she is having an affair with the executive producer. He decides to leave Moniek and sets out to show the world that he doesn't have a problem with making money. He starts a company called Rent a Friend and rents himself out as a friend to those in need of one. The concept is so successful that he soon is running a veritable "friends empire". Things really take off when Alfred hires the highly inventive manager Françoise. Moniek, by this time, is lonely and ... Written by <femke-anna@sndfilms.com>

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A ridiculously true portrayal of yearnings for friendship
4 November 2001 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

In this age where people live mostly in isolation emotionally, there really is the yearn for a friend in need from the bottom of most people's hearts. This movie starts off in a seemingly ridiculous way, but in the end you'd think, hey, I'd like to rent a friend some time... I'd definitely recommend this video -- it's dazzling funny with substance.


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