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Rent a Friend (2000)

In Rent a Friend the talented painter ARTHUR is suffering from an artist's block. Alfred does not bother about becoming rich and famous. He sticks to painting bright coloured Mexican hats. ... See full summary »

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Eddy Terstall

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Eddy Terstall
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Credited cast:
Marc van Uchelen Marc van Uchelen ... Alfred
Rifka Lodeizen ... Moniek
Nadja Hüpscher Nadja Hüpscher ... Françoise
Natasja Loturco Natasja Loturco ... Anja
Femke Lakerveld Femke Lakerveld ... Carolina / Myrthe
Huub Stapel ... Dhr. Bloedworst
Victor Löw ... Dhr. van Duitschenbloed
Peer Mascini Peer Mascini ... Smulders
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Arenas Maria Arenas ... Exotic waitress
Henk Bakboord Henk Bakboord ... Peter / Roy
Marlies Bark Marlies Bark ... Marjan
Edwin Bolderheij Edwin Bolderheij ... Max
Arthur De Boer Arthur De Boer ... Tony
Tim de Zwart Tim de Zwart ... Frits
Daan Ekkel Daan Ekkel ... Wiert
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In Rent a Friend the talented painter ARTHUR is suffering from an artist's block. Alfred does not bother about becoming rich and famous. He sticks to painting bright coloured Mexican hats. Alfred's total lack of ambition increasingly irritates his girlfriend MONIEK. Moniek is a successful writer of a popular Dutch soap opera and she is continuously accusing Alfred of having no commercial instinct. The soap episodes created by Moniek are totally based on her own life. When Alfred sees one of the episodes, he correctly infers that she is having an affair with the executive producer. He decides to leave Moniek and sets out to show the world that he doesn't have a problem with making money. He starts a company called Rent a Friend and rents himself out as a friend to those in need of one. The concept is so successful that he soon is running a veritable "friends empire". Things really take off when Alfred hires the highly inventive manager Françoise. Moniek, by this time, is lonely and ... Written by <femke-anna@sndfilms.com>

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

2 March 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

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Rent-a-friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands See more »

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2.35 : 1
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All dogs (four of them) appearing in the movie are credited by name. See more »

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A ridiculously true portrayal of yearnings for friendship
4 November 2001 | by lulu88See all my reviews

In this age where people live mostly in isolation emotionally, there really is the yearn for a friend in need from the bottom of most people's hearts. This movie starts off in a seemingly ridiculous way, but in the end you'd think, hey, I'd like to rent a friend some time... I'd definitely recommend this video -- it's dazzling funny with substance.


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