Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a ...
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Peter Paul Muller,
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Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a quiche bakery, a suicidal manic-depressive woman and a Yougoslavian who keeps blowing things up unintended. They need to get 300000 Euro to get Bennies father a new liver. Complicating matters are that Bennie is being stalked by gangsters who want him to pay back a debt, the employees are more interested in cooking than in criminality, nobody can communicate with the Yugoslavian, the adoptive and biological son don't get along, and everything that can go wrong does go wrong - leaving a path of damaged buildings, people and - especially - vehicles behind. Written by
Bennie suddenly yells at Koen "Learn to speak Dutch properly" in a conversation. Non-Dutch-speaking viewers might not get what this is about, since Koen's lines are subtitled in the same English as the other characters'. It is a reference to the different ways Belgians and Dutch speak Dutch (same language, different accents and idiom, like UK and US English). See more »
When Bennie rams his car into Lars Meuleman, the hair of cinematographer Rolf Dekens can be seen behind one of the car's windows. See more »
[Bennie talks to Dr. John, who is treating a moaning man]
Hey. Hey, you. My father just told me he's been given up. And you say you can't do anything.
Not much. I'm afraid Mr. Mast is no longer a candidate for an organ donation.
Mr. Mast has a very poor condition and is already at an old age...
Because he's had a tough life! I'd like to see you at that age!
[to the moaning man]
When do you ever shut up, man! I'm talking to the doctor!
You don't understand. There just aren't enough ...
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After the credits an additional scene is shown featuring Martin and Peter baking fries in Bennie's snack bar. They are watching a TV program and see that Dr. Van Isacker has won a quiche-baking competition; it is implied that he stole their recipes. Martin and Peter then throw their fries away in rage. See more »
As an American, I'm not quite sure what to make of this film. It's a bit too brutal for a "zany, madcap comedy", and a bit too slapstick for a "black comedy". Also, it seems more than a bit misogynistic. I'm guessing this is a Dutch flick for "yobs". Still, for entertainment value, I can't say that I disliked it, but I'm huge Nederphile. The ending was certainly different than I expected. A few things might be lost on a foreign audience - the institution of the Dutch "snack bar", for instance, and why Bennie gets so angry when he comes back to find that it's been turned into a "Quicherie".
Mindless fun, but perhaps not one you'll want to watch with a lady friend.
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