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The Blue Bus (2010)

De blauwe bus (original title)
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The Blue Bus takes the viewer on a dazzling journey with colorful characters who will touch the lives of even those who claim never to have heard of 'the blues'.








Credited cast:
Frank Groothof ...
Xander van Vledder ...
Ludwig Van
Lady Red
Hank Chinaski
Monique van der Werff ...
Marilyn McMolly
Hans Dulfer ...
Michiel Blijboom ...
Maarten Rooijakkers ...
Bass Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Tralala's ...
The Tralala's


"Am I dead or does this only seem to be so?" Detective Wikkobus suffers from 'the blues'. After fifty-five years of letting other people dictate his life, without having taken any initiative, only hanging around the blues café, drinking whiskey and searching for things that don't matter anyway, he has had enough of it. Wikkobus decides to go and find himself because, as he knows: 'Hell is what you make of it'. Written by Kortooms, Sanne

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Release Date:

17 April 2010 (Netherlands)  »

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Box Office


€5,000 (estimated)

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The film is dedicated to Charles Bukowski. The name Wikkobus is an anagram of Bukowski. See more »


Bass Player: It's the lower sounds, really, the lower frequencies. They touch your soul... I can go on about it but the bottom-line is, it's my true passion. Just look at all those shapes... It's just madness!
Journalist: That's deep, isn't it?
Bass Player: Yeah...! But can I ask you something? Have you ever thought about the sound of your own heartbeat?
Journalist: Well...
Bass Player: I just know it will sound great. Do you know why? Because it's your own being that's beating. Your own sound. And that's the most important thing. I took me a while before ...
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References Lost in Translation (2003) See more »

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Delicious compelling short film on paranoia vs. openness
21 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Delicious compelling short film in which you, even though it only lasts for about half an hour, completely forget the time. The images, dreams vs. reality, the blues, the paranoia and openness. The confusion and disillusionment. The fused identity, awareness and change in identity that creates opportunities. Private detective WIKOBUS(Read: Bukowski!)finds himself in a dead end street paralyzing his brains with cigarette smoke & whiskey. Almost motionless sitting there in his shabby attic listening to Mozart, at the start of the film, drops a clue for "greater" things that are about to happen. (Linking up with Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange). But first he plunges into deep dark blues café's. Here the wonderful Dutch band THE TRALALA'S contribute to a terrific soundtrack covering some blues giants and even a rewritten version of Bob Dylan's "Things have Changed". Through a series of startling missions, even haunting a golden contra bass, WIKOBUS' way of perceiving reality changes from paranoid black & white, to a more colourful palette with a dash of sensuality & love. Of course! How enlightening and shaking awake do you want it do be? Exactly! The next step is yours! "Come on baby and take ride with us! Let's Meet at the back of the blue bus!" Hope that many of us have the opportunity to make this trip! Regards, Mickey

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