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Lijmen/Het been (2000)

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Story of two con men, Boorman and his younger assistant Laarmans, who are trying to sell companies their non-existing magazine.


Robbe De Hert
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Koen De Bouw ... Frans Laarmans
Mike Verdrengh Mike Verdrengh ... Boorman
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Madam Lauwereyssen
Sylvia Kristel ... Jeanne
Els Beatse Els Beatse ... Fine Laarmans
Lou Landré Lou Landré ... Pieter Lauwereyssen
Hans van den Berg Hans van den Berg ... Van Kamp
René van Asten René van Asten ... Korthals
Jan Decleir ... Judge Teugels
Jaak Van Assche ... Van Ganzen (as Jacques Van Assche)
Tom Lenaerts Tom Lenaerts ... Photographer
Freark Smink Freark Smink ... Michel
Sjarel Branckaerts Sjarel Branckaerts ... Auctioneer
Edmond Classen Edmond Classen ... Hamers
Manuela Servais Manuela Servais ... Doctor Van Der Zijpen


Story of two con men, Boorman and his younger assistant Laarmans, who are trying to sell companies their non-existing magazine.

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Netherlands | Belgium



Release Date:

18 January 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Lijmen See more »

Filming Locations:

Ghent, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Cineventura,Signature Films See more »
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15 November 2003 | by Didier-BecuSee all my reviews

Some novelists are crowned as God and you just ask why. Willem Elsschot is one of them, every Dutschspeaking student is forced to read at least one (boring) novel by him and seeing "Lijmen" was more a sort of forcing thing than anything else, but how wrong I was! Robbe De Hert made an amusing story of all times out of it...this deals about salesmen without any heart and who can let people simple everything. Boorman (to my great surprises a fantastic performance by TVlegend Mike Verdrengh) visits shops and tells them he will write an article about them...in fact a whole special issue will be dedicated to their business and of course it ends up that at the end they all buy their issues themselves...and he only has rule : business is business, no regrets. A very enjoyable film with only one problem : the last 5 minutes...it was like Robbe (in fact it wasn't such a pretty thing as he almost ended up fighting with his Dutch producer) had to find a Hollywoodending. Despite this, "Lijmen/Het Been" is a great Belgian movie!

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