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Oysters at Nam Kee's (2002)

Oesters van Nam Kee (original title)
A young dropout falls in love with a nightclub dancer...

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Berry
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Thera
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Otto
Edwin Jonker ...
De Laatste Mode
Mohammed Chaara ...
Jamal
Guusje Eybers ...
Moeder van Berry
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Vader van Berry
Joost Claes ...
Rein, broer van Berry
Sabri Saad El-Hamus ...
Driss (as Sabri Saad el hamus)
Nazmiye Oral ...
Arzu
Stefan Jürgens ...
Ben
Laurie Reijs ...
Mirjam
Judy Doorman ...
Moeder Thera
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Kapper
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Berry is a nice teenage boy from a Dutch suburban villa family, who alas abuses the excessive liberty granted by his mostly absent pa, an actor, committing truancy from his elite school in bad down-town company. Despite this dwindling future perspectives, his cute and cocky appearance makes him quite a lady-killer; Berry counts himself quite lucky to become the instantly intimate boyfriend of crazy Thera, a junkie who stopped modeling professionally or anything else productive. The pair engages in a passionate affair, and impulsively decides to embark on a 'world tour' to their arbitrary favorite destinations -Barcelona, Denver and Tonga- which they finance by cashing rent and warrants from many interested persons for the fine residence of an old lady Thera was in fact just house-sitting. After Berry says goodbye indefinitely to his well-groomed and -behaved elder brother Rein while showering together, the 'elopers' start spending the ill-gotten funds like water in a luxury hotel, but... Written by KGF Vissers

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The Playboy magazine featuring Thera was the real October edition of 2002 featuring Katja Schuurman. She had until then always rejected every offer to appear nude in the magazine, and only agreed to do so as her character Thera from the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Driss is talking to the guys in the snack bar, asking them to phone all their friends, you can see the lights of the slot machine behind Berry completely off (as if the slot machine is turned off), then all flashing as if someone playing the machine. This happens a number of times between shots. See more »

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The good parts of the book are not in the film
7 September 2002 | by (Holland) – See all my reviews

I've read the book first. Oesters is a fine novel, where the main character tell about the love of his life. Bit by bit you learn about the terrible things that he did. Bit by bit you got to know who he victim is. The sequences in prison. The last page where he stares out of the prison-window. They left it all out of the movie. Why? Now is it just another coming of age movie like Mad Love, Ik ook van Jou, Betty Blue etc. And not a good one aswell. 7/10, because the cast was very good, pity they had not a better script.


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