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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 »

Director:

Eddy Terstall

Writer:

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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You look like a type who has many friends See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Barend en Van Dorp: Episode dated 28 April 2000 (2000) See more »

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A typical dutch, bad-acted comedy
26 October 2002 | by guitarjoaSee all my reviews

Everybody seems to think that this movie is funny and well-acted and stuff. Let me assure you: it is not! Just because it is a little better than the average dutch movies, doesn't mean that it is a GOOD movie. I saw it after reading all this reviews at IMDb. All those actors look like if they are acting in a soap-show. Yeah, it's all about that, but it is not meant to look like it all the time... So, don't watch this movie, it's a waste of your time, if you want to see a dutch movie, watch LEK!


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

2 March 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Rent-a-friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands See more »

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2.35 : 1
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