A group of teenagers, unprepared for their final exams due to their indulgence in more pleasurable pursuits, barricade themselves in their school and challenge their despised and sadistic ... See full summary »
Robbe De Hert
Babette van Veen,
Willem is furious when a journalist makes fun of him because he acts hysterical in court during the Agusta scandal. He decides to kidnap the man and find out everything about him, but he discovers more than he bargained for.
Peter Van den Begin,
Two friends meet again in the autumn of their lives. They have not seen each other for years but soon find their renewed friendship put to the test when one of them falls ill and the other ... See full summary »
The second movie version, now in color, of Flemish (heimat-)author Ernest Claes' classical novel, titled after the nickname (Dutch 'the White', referring to a blond male) of the main ... See full summary »
Robbe De Hert
Emmanuelle returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs -- with his knowledge, of course. Her husband's lover and American guest are both very ... See full summary »
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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