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Edgar is a waiter in a mediocre restaurant, where clients and even his mistress prove abusive, while his sick wife and criminal neighbors are no better. How bad it gets is a matter of discussion between Edgar, script-writer Herman, his meddling girl-friend Suzie and various other characters, who regularly complain to Herman, who thus repeatedly changes the script... yet never to everyone's satisfaction, least of all his own. Written by
I went into this expecting big things, but this is a mundane, rather dull comedy about a waiter character who, after being put through the wringer by his creator, begins to rebel against the author. Only toward the end does this idea take hold at all, but it doesn't make up for this silly, violent attempt at slapstick. At times it reminded me of Pauly Shore's movies. I saw it at the Pusan International Film Festival, and many of the Koreans, who have a tendency toward slapstick, loved it. But for me it was one of the worst movies I saw at the festival. It doesn't compare to the other comedy I saw at PIFF, Lars Von Trier's brilliant "The Boss of it All"
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