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  • 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.

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


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  • Waiter Also known as: Ober An oddity in the Dutch film landscape - were deadpan, subtleness and, in Ober's case, narrative acrobatics are not exactly part and parcel of home-grown comedies - Van Warmerdam has nevertheless gathered a loyal following who will be delighted to see the director is up to his usual tricks after his coolly received 2003 outing Grimm.

    Additional Details Also Known As: Waiter (Canada: English title) (festival title)

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