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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 overview, first billed only:
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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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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Rival band in the movie, "Harry Mulisch", is named after prominent Dutch writer Harry Mulisch. See more »

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Referenced in L'incertitude des choses (2013) See more »

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(2003)
by Dominic Aitchison, Stuart Braithwaite, Martin Bulloch, Barry Burns, John Cummings
Performed by Mogwai
Courtesy of Matador Records
under license from Matador Records/PIAS Recordings
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Great Flemish movie
4 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

A very raw movie that explains the life in a certain category of the population. Some people will be shocked watching this movie but this is reality. That kind of people exists. Be prepared when you see this movie. It's about racists, homophobia, disabled persons, violence, poverty, mistreating children. But there is also humor,lot of sarcasms. The movie was filmed in Ostend, my birth town and the place really fits to that movie. The soundtrack is also great. If you have the chance to see that movie don't hesitate. It give you a realistic view how some people live in the 21 th century. It also give you the chance to learn about Herman Brusselmans, the writer of the book.


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