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A downtrodden waiter decides to take up matters with the screenwriter determined to make him suffer.

Director:

Alex van Warmerdam

Writer:

Alex van Warmerdam (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex van Warmerdam ... Edgar
Ariane Schluter ... Victoria
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Walter
Mark Rietman Mark Rietman ... Herman
Thekla Reuten ... Suzie
Kees Prins ... Zakenman 1
Pierre Bokma ... Zakenman 2
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Zakenman 3
Lyne Renee ... Stella (as Line Van Wambeke)
Waldemar Kobus ... Richard
Fedja van Huêt ... Ralph
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joop Admiraal Joop Admiraal ... Magere man
Jakop Ahlbom Jakop Ahlbom ... Stanley
Martine Berghuijs Martine Berghuijs ... Vrouw
Loek Beumer Loek Beumer ... Ober racletten
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Storyline

Edgar is a waiter in a mediocre restaurant, where clients and even his mistress prove abusive, while his sick wife and criminal neighbors are no better. How bad it gets is a matter of discussion between Edgar, script-writer Herman, his meddling girl-friend Suzie and various other characters, who regularly complain to Herman, who thus repeatedly changes the script... yet never to everyone's satisfaction, least of all his own. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

28 September 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Um Empregado de Mesa See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€69,831 (Netherlands), 1 October 2006, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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written by Vincent van Warmerdam
performed by the Rooftop Rhythm Orchstra & David Kweksilber & Erik Boeren
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classic Alex Van Warmerdam
15 September 2006 | by dumsumdumfaiSee all my reviews

Other than a bit of editing anomalies in the beginning, I have no complains about this film. Other AVW's film that I saw previously was "Grimm" and that was exceedingly refreshing. Obvious that comparison will be made with other movies of similar theme. But I don't think I can give too much away except it is fun, funny, surrealistic, yet true to the "characters" of the film.

the story is like Stranger than Fiction, but better - welllll.. my preference anyhow. It's done in deadpan style - leaving the exploration and the enjoyment - to the audience.

The film is low budget (if you compare to Hollywood) but well crafted with "situations", "scenes", shots and dialogue. There are times, some scenes seem slightly awkward, but in the back of your mind, because you know the situation, you understand the reason why these scenes seem awkward.

Now I really have to see "The Dress"


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