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Ex Drummer (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 31 January 2007 (Belgium)
Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

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Cast

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Dries Vanhegen ...
Dries (as Dries Van Hegen)
Norman Baert ...
Koen de Geyter
Gunter Lamoot ...
Jan Verbeek
Sam Louwyck ...
Ivan Van Dorpe
François Beukelaers ...
Pa Verbeek
Bernadette Damman ...
Mother Verbeek
Joris Van Der Speeten ...
Jan Verbeek 10 years
Nancy Denijs ...
Ivan's Wife
Nomie Visser ...
Ivan's Daughter
Dolores Bouckaert ...
Lio
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Jimmy
Barbara Callewaert ...
Christine
Jan Hammenecker ...
Dikke Lul
Vinnie Bonduwe ...
Friend Dikke Lul
Chantal Wannyn ...
Erna
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Storyline

Every village has its band of fools, trying to get to the top, following their idols in drug habits, but staying losers till the end of their pathetic days. They all do this in the name of rock & roll. Three disabled rock musicians are looking for a drummer. Dries, a well known writer, seems the right guy for the job, were it not for the fact that his only handicap is that he can't play the drums. He joins the group as a perfect, but evil god walking down his mountain to play with the populace. With the arrival of this infiltrator, personal disputes and family feuds start to jeopardize the band's fragile future. Dries will manipulate them till they are willing to drink each others blood and their only future is written down in many Punk lyrics: "No Future". Written by Koen Mortier

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

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Ena paraxeno kouarteto  »

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Trivia

The movie was intended to be filmed by Jan Bucquoy (La vie sexuelle des Belges 1950-1978 (1994)) and an option was made for the novel but because the subsidies of the Flemish government were withdrawn for Camping Cosmos (1996) (made in 1996 not far from the location of Ex Drummer (2007)), he could not make the movie because of financial problems. The movie was made ten years later by Koen Mortier. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Quarto de espera (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Need You Now
by An Pierlé, Koen Gisen
Performed by An Pierlé & White Velvet
Courtesy of PIAS Recordings
under license from PIAS Recordings
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fantastic trip
21 April 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The discussion about this movie is wide. Some people hate the movie, some people adore it. Probably it will be a movie which will be much more popular in time. For me it was one roller-coaster of laughing and an experience i wont forget for a long time. At the same time i saw people leaving the cinema because of the rough, unpolished use of language. I have been living in Belgium for a few years, which is an advantage to understand the humor of the used dialect. The brilliant thing about the movie is that it is a one on one translation of the writer Herman Brusselmans. I saw the movie and asked myself the question, how would i have directed this book differently. I couldn't find an answer. This is Belgina cinema on his best. A fabulous devastating trip.


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