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Ex Drummer (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 31 January 2007 (Belgium)
Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

Director:

Koen Mortier

Writers:

Herman Brusselmans (novel), Koen Mortier (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dries Vanhegen Dries Vanhegen ... Dries (as Dries Van Hegen)
Norman Baert Norman Baert ... Koen de Geyter
Gunter Lamoot Gunter Lamoot ... Jan Verbeek
Sam Louwyck ... Ivan Van Dorpe
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... Pa Verbeek
Bernadette Damman Bernadette Damman ... Mother Verbeek
Joris Van Der Speeten Joris Van Der Speeten ... Jan Verbeek 10 years
Nancy Denijs Nancy Denijs ... Ivan's Wife
Nomie Visser Nomie Visser ... Ivan's Daughter
Dolores Bouckaert Dolores Bouckaert ... Lio
Wim Willaert ... Jimmy
Barbara Callewaert Barbara Callewaert ... Christine
Jan Hammenecker Jan Hammenecker ... Dikke Lul
Vinnie Bonduwe Vinnie Bonduwe ... Friend Dikke Lul
Chantal Wannyn Chantal Wannyn ... Erna
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Storyline

Every village has its band of fools, trying to get to the top, following their idols in drug habits, but staying losers till the end of their pathetic days. They all do this in the name of rock & roll. Three disabled rock musicians are looking for a drummer. Dries, a well known writer, seems the right guy for the job, were it not for the fact that his only handicap is that he can't play the drums. He joins the group as a perfect, but evil god walking down his mountain to play with the populace. With the arrival of this infiltrator, personal disputes and family feuds start to jeopardize the band's fragile future. Dries will manipulate them till they are willing to drink each others blood and their only future is written down in many Punk lyrics: "No Future". Written by Koen Mortier

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Trivia

Rival band in the movie, "Harry Mulisch", is named after prominent Dutch writer Harry Mulisch. See more »

Quotes

Lio: Why do you want to play with that f**king band?
Dries: I don't really know. I think I want to step outside my happy world. Descend into the depths of stupidity, ugliness, obtuseness, unfaithfulness and fakeness. Latch onto the life of losers, but without belonging to that world - and in the knowledge that I can always return to my own world... and to you.
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Connections

Referenced in L'incertitude des choses (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

2 Morro Morro Land
by Brian Chippendale, Brian Gibson
Performed by Lightning Bolt
Courtesy of Load Records
under license from Load Records
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A work of pure GENIUS
28 November 2014 | by OscarZetaAcostaSee all my reviews

I have rated 755 films on IMDb; I've watched many more, I suspect. Finally, a film has caused me to write a review out of pure respect to the creators.

If you like:

surreal cinema, extreme violence, dark humour, transitions from guilty laughs to gut-wrenching, sickening imagery, thought-provoking intelligent drama which superficially looks and sounds unintelligent

then you may well feel the same about this film as I do.

Quentin Tarantino is one of my all-time idols. If he had made this film the world would have raved about it.


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Language:

Dutch | Flemish

Release Date:

31 January 2007 (Belgium) See more »

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Box Office

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$231,156
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1.85 : 1
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