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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 ... See full summary »

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Victoria
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Walter
Mark Rietman ...
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Suzie
Kees Prins ...
Zakenman 1
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Porgy Franssen ...
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Stella (as Line Van Wambeke)
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Richard
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Ralph
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Stanley
Martine Berghuijs ...
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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 KGF Vissers

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A História de Um Empregado de Mesa  »

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Under The Surface
written by Vincent van Warmerdam
arranged by Hein Offermans
performed by the Rooftop Rhythm Orchestra featuring: Joost Buis, Bastiaan Woltjer, Wolter Wierbos Dionys, Arend Bouwmeester, Hein Offermans, Christian Muiser & Vincent van Warmerdam
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A waiter character rebels against his creator
18 October 2006 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

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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