A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Billy Bob Thornton,
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
Oh yes we saw a lot of interesting Belgian films. If we think of films like: The Child (Dardennes), Man Bites Dog (Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel), Calvaire (Fabrice Du Welz) But everybody nows that all these fabulous films were made in the French speaking part of Belgium. Up until now the tendency in Flemisch part of Belgium was to make dull and navel-gazing films without international appeal. But this film EX-DRUMMER an adaption of a Herman Brusselmans novel(one of the most popular flemisch writers) is a shot of pure adrenaline in the veins of every filmlover. Could this dark and surreal rock&roll flick, that tells us the story of a loser rockband looking for a drummer, be the antidote needed in flemish film culture? I don't know, but it sure is a step in the right direction!
Belgium 10 points!
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