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.
A downtrodden waiter decides to take up matters with the screenwriter determined to make him suffer.
- Waiter Also known as: Ober
An oddity in the Dutch film landscape - were deadpan, subtleness and, in Ober's case,
narrative acrobatics are not exactly part and parcel of home-grown comedies - Van
Warmerdam has nevertheless gathered a loyal following who will be delighted to see
the director is up to his usual tricks after his coolly received 2003 outing Grimm.
Additional Details Also Known As: Waiter (Canada: English title) (festival title)