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5 September 2002 (Netherlands) See more »
A young dropout falls in love with a nightclub dancer... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Egbert Jan Weeber ... Berry

Katja Schuurman ... Thera

Johnny de Mol ... Otto
Edwin Jonker ... De Laatste Mode
Mohammed Chaara ... Jamal
Guusje Eybers ... Moeder van Berry

Hans Dagelet ... 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

Cees Geel ... Kapper

Touriya Haoud ... Marokkaans meisje 1
Dunya Khayame ... Marokkaans meisje 2 (as Dunya Kayama)
Joep van Deudekom ... Sleutelmaker
Yoka Verbeek ... Studente medicijnen
Dic van Duin ... Vader studente
Chris Tieleman ... Verpleegster 1
Harry van Rijthoven ... Man in nachtclub

Flip Filz ... Dronken man
Elle van Rijn ... Vrouw vader
Barbara Sobels ... Baliemedewerkster
Wannie de Wijn ... Frank Willis
Tamer Avkapan ... Journalist (as Tamar Avkapan)
David Hollestelle ... Straatmuzikant

Willem Voogd ... Berry, 13 jaar
Kevin Horsman ... Rein, 14 jaar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dimitri Linder ... Chef gendarme
Rinah Rotteveel ... Market visitor

Directed by
Pollo de Pimentel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hans de Wolf 
Kees van Beijnum  novel

Produced by
Bettina Brokemper .... co-producer
Clea De Koning .... executive producer
Hans de Weers .... producer
Hans de Wolf .... producer
Bert Nijdam .... executive producer
Annette Oudejans .... assistant producer: publicity division
Original Music by
Gerry Arling 
Richard Cameron 
Cinematography by
Danny Elsen 
Film Editing by
Peter Alderliesten 
Casting by
Janusz Gosschalk 
Job Gosschalk 
Art Direction by
Minka Mooren 
Costume Design by
Mariella Kallenberg 
Makeup Department
Dorota Horonska .... makeup artist
Production Management
Elwin Looije .... assistant production manager
Floor Onrust .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Milo Rietvelt .... first assistant director
Yves Van de Vyver .... third assistant director
Diederik Van Rooijen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Joke Geuze .... property master
Sigrid Groothuis .... set dresser
Anne Marie Hilhorst .... props
Edwin Kemper .... set dresser: off-set
Rosa van Gils .... assistant art director
Leo Zandvliet .... props
Sound Department
Peter Flamman .... sound designer
Simone Galavazi .... sound
Wilmont Schulze .... foley artist
Sil Stranders .... sound mixer
Wart Wamsteker .... sound editor
Alexander Weuffen .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Arthur van Oest .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Thomas Diesselhorst .... digital artist
Thomas Diesselhorst .... titles
Dirk Frischmuth .... visual effects supervisor
Frank Hellmann .... DI supervisor
Andreas Teichert .... digital colorist
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunt coordinator
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunts
Marco Maas .... stunts
Ronald Schuurbiers .... stunt rigging
Michel Struik .... stunts
Egbert Jan Weeber .... stunts
Diana Wiersma .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Zen Bloot .... electrician
Jan Dellaert .... focus puller
Tinus Holthuis .... gaffer
Mark Huisman .... best boy
Dirk Nijland .... grip
Ad Smit .... best boy
Michel Struik .... camera car assistant
Josje van Erkel .... clapper loader
Jaap Vrenegoor .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Elmont .... assistant editor
Location Management
Daniël Bouquet .... assistant location manager
David Elands .... assistant location manager
Jeroen Klooster .... location manager
Hemmo Misker .... location scout
Philippe Toussaint .... location manager
Hans van den Berg .... location scout (as Hans Van Den Berg)
Other crew
Ronney Afortu .... scan operator
Roland Wigman .... legal counsel
Esther Wouda .... development executive

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Oesters van Nam Kee" - Netherlands (original title)
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99 min

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Berry is talking to Thera in her mother's apartment for the first time, supposedly to bring her things, the weather (seen from behind Thera lying on the sofa) changes from dry conditions in daylight to rain in the evening in between shots.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Bro's Before Ho's (2013)See more »
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Booty-call for Katja, 31 October 2006
Author: Camera Obscura from The Dutch Mountains

OYSTERS AT NAM KEE'S (Pollo de Pimentel - Netherlands 2002).

Based on the novel "De Oesters van Nam Kee" by Kees van Beijnum, who also took credit for the screenplay, the film handles the love story between 18-year old schoolboy Berry (Egbert-Jan Weeber) and the older nightclub dancer and femme-fatale Thera (Katja Schuurman). Berry leads a double-life; for his petty criminal friends he hides the fact that he is from the only upper-class street in the neighborhood, but he trusts Thera and tells her everything (why shouldn't he?). When their love reaches its apogee with the consumption of oysters at the Zeedijk restaurant "De Oesters van Nam Kee", Thera suddenly disappears from Berry's life. Desperate, he seeks the company of his old friends again and things go from bad to worse.

The film got an unprecedented publicity campaign at the time, because the film's female lead Katja Schuurman was gonna shed her clothes, and - at the same time - posed naked in Playboy Magazine as Thera (!), the name of her character in the film. After a pre-screening of the film many people apparently objected against the explicit nudity (reputedly mostly Muslim girls)and the makers immediately caved in and cut a number of scenes. Is it the morally conservative climate that seemed to have taken hold over Dutch society? I'm not sure. Probably a carefully planned publicity stunt, a painful example of self-censorship, or just an exercise in bad taste.

Too bad the whole affair was all for naught, because there's nothing of interest in the entire film. Badly scripted with some awful dialog, and some textbook examples of what NOT to do in a screenplay; for instance, when Berry's inner thoughts in the book are transferred as dialog in the film, with - off course - disastrous and sometimes hilarious results. I'd rather have some gratuitous exploitation flick with Katja Schuurman than this mess. It's a shame really, because she has an undeniable screen presence and is primarily a physical actress. Every movement she makes seems so effortlessly erotic. In this film it becomes tiresome because of the lousy story, but that's not really hers to blame. There must be plenty of roles for her, if you know how to use her talents. Hollywood is full of screen sirens, who are not trained or particularly gifted actresses, but Katja Schuurman is over thirty now, and nobody seems to know how to use her talents.

Kees van Beijnum also wrote the screenplay, but seems to have learned from his mistakes one year later with his work on DE PASSIEVRUCHT (2004) by Karel Glastra van Loon, which turned out to be a very decent film, but with "Oesters" nobody seemed to have the slightest idea what they were doing. I don't want to see his film again.

Camera Obscura --- 2/10

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