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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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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
Wim Willaert ...
Jimmy
Barbara Callewaert ...
Christine
Jan Hammenecker ...
Dikke Lul
Vinnie Bonduwe ...
Friend Dikke Lul
Chantal Wannyn ...
Erna
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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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The movie was intended to be filmed by Jan Bucquoy (The Sex Life of the Belgians (1994)) and an option was made for the novel but because the subsidies of the Flemish government were withdrawn for Camping Cosmos (1996) (made in 1996 not far from the location of Ex Drummer (2007)), he could not make the movie because of financial problems.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 »

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Mexico Dream Blues
by 'The Boogie Snake, The Devil D'Inferno, The Dirty Wolf
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A work of pure GENIUS
28 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have rated 755 films on IMDb; I've watched many more, I suspect. Finally, a film has caused me to write a review out of pure respect to the creators.

If you like:

surreal cinema, extreme violence, dark humour, transitions from guilty laughs to gut-wrenching, sickening imagery, thought-provoking intelligent drama which superficially looks and sounds unintelligent

then you may well feel the same about this film as I do.

Quentin Tarantino is one of my all-time idols. If he had made this film the world would have raved about it.


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