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

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Allemaal film: Tussen kunst en kassa (2007) See more »

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Autumn In Athens
written by Vincent van Warmerdam
arranged by Hein Offermans
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Wonderful movie if you like the absurd humor
28 October 2006 | by sybrandbSee all my reviews

I watched this movie yesterday evening. First of all: too bad there was a break, we were just reaching the point where I started wondering whether there would be a happy or a tragic ending. It was remarkable there were almost no scenes in broad daylight. It also struck me the restaurant was almost empty. The atmosphere resembled somewhat the paintings of Dennis Hopper. If you would have told me the story was located in the 50's, I would immediately have believed that. In a way, the story is timeless, and though we are in a city, it is completely unimportant which city this is. You see Edgar one or two times in a tram from the Hague, but you see so little of the city, you don't have the idea the Hague is the location for this movie. The humor is wonderful, many times characters overreact, with as result principal characters end up in funny situations. If you recall the British comedy Fawlty Towers, and like the character of Basil Fawlty, you know what humor to expect.


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