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Dikkenek (2006)

A womaniser, the titular big mouth, helps his introvert best friend find true love.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Cotillard ... Nadine
Dominique Pinon ... Stef
Jean-Luc Couchard Jean-Luc Couchard ... Jean-Claude
Jérémie Renier ... Greg
Mélanie Laurent ... Natacha
François Damiens ... Claudy
Florence Foresti ... Laurence
Catherine Jacob ... Sylvie
Marie Kremer ... Fabienne
Evelyne Demaude Evelyne Demaude ... Evelyne
Mourade Zeguendi Mourade Zeguendi ... Aziz
Catherine Hosmalin Catherine Hosmalin ... Grosse bonne femme 1
Olivier Legrain Olivier Legrain ... Miche / Garagiste
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten ... Dim
Guy Staumont Guy Staumont ... Baudouin
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Storyline

A womaniser, the titular big mouth, helps his introvert best friend find true love.

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Comedy

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Details

Official Sites:

Europa Corp. [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Flemish

Release Date:

21 June 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Диккенек See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,790,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title Dikkenek comes from the Flemish words "dikke" and "nek", verbatim for "fat neck" and literally means "a big mouth". See more »

Quotes

Natacha: -In French- I think I want to do exactly like you.
Sylvie: -In French- Humm, what ? What do you mean by that ?
Natacha: -In French- Bah, just do nothing, like you. After all is it not main goal in life ? Do nothing.
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Connections

References Winged Migration (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Till You Faint
(Stargasm / Ghinzu )
Extract From Album "Blow"
Performed by Ghinzu
Editions: Contemporary Art
2004 Dragon (Contemporary Art)
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100% Belgian
5 July 2006 | by didier-bourguignonSee all my reviews

Though this is a Belgian-French production, Dikkenek is full of "belgitude" (belgianness) from beginning to end, starting from the title, which literally means "big neck" and describes an arrogant person full of him/j herself.

It is somewhat reminiscent of Belgian cult movie "C'est arrivé près de chez vous", because of its dialogues which are likely to become known by everyone.

Full of Belgian cultural references and humor, it might seem absurd to some, especially since the plot is a little chaotic. But Dikkenek gives a merciless picture of Belgian society. It's simply hilarious!

The acting is very good and very spontaneous. It feels real!


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