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Erotic Tales: The Waiting Room (1996)

De wachtkamer (original title)
A large train station, it might be anywhere in a big city. Waiting passengers, some are curiously observing each other, some are too much involved with their own petty problems to pay ... See full summary »

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A large train station, it might be anywhere in a big city. Waiting passengers, some are curiously observing each other, some are too much involved with their own petty problems to pay attention to anything else. Our man, self- assured, practically undresses some of the woman present with his eyes, at least as long as his wife is absent, trying to get them some coffee. A beauty in blue returns his challenging looks, he can hardly believe it's true. Obviously, it is his lucky day today. By the time his wife returns our man has experienced some astonishing things under the watchful eyes of the fellow passengers. And most probably he will be much more reserved next time he sees a beautiful blonde. Written by lament

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"O be careful little eyes what you see . . ."
19 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This director is simply incredible. I saw Jos Stelling's film THE POINTSMAN some years ago, and I'm not sure I would have believed a feature length film without the spoken word could be made. But he did it, and it was great! So then, would a shorter film in the same format be easier to make? You might think so. But Mark Twain once remarked (paraphrased) that he could do a 2 hour speech on most any subject with little advance preparation, but to properly do a 15 minute speech might take at least a week to properly prepare. Regardless, he has a wonderful time in a train station, mostly in the waiting room. The camera is mainly on a Casanova of a man as his gaze goes well beyond the personal boundaries of the women he is, . . . well, to put it bluntly, lusting after. It reminded me of the cartoon postcard of a slick-talking guy next to a woman asking her "Do you mind if I undress you with my eyes?" and she is thinking {'well, I guess it's better than having you touch me"] Whether or not this guy knows he's gone beyond the bounds of propriety I'll leave to your contemplation. But his come-uppance is quite delightful.


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