6.8/10
1,887
7 user 20 critic

The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009)

De laatste dagen van Emma Blank (original title)
A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.

Director:

Alex van Warmerdam
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ober (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Ariane Schluter, Jaap Spijkers
The Dress (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An artist, a school girl, a maid, a train conductor and a business executive are drawn into a great wheel of misfortune as all their lives are touched by the existence of one very particular summer dress.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky
Kleine Teun (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Farmer Brand can't read and he is quite happy with that. His wife, Keet, who has to read him all the subtitles on the television, isn't. She decides to hire a teacher for him. This is a ... See full summary »

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Annet Malherbe, Ariane Schluter
Voyeur I (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A well-to-do, shut-in thirty-something faces city life, family secrets and his own quirks when he is finally thrown out by his parents.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Henri Garcin, Olga Zuiderhoek
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Tom Dewispelaere, Alex van Warmerdam, Maria Kraakman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During the summer of 1960, the idiosyncratic residents of a one-street Dutch suburb collide in intertwining stories of desire and frustration.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Jack Wouterse, Annet Malherbe, Rudolf Lucieer
Grimm (2003)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

One winter's day Jacob and his sister Marie are left behind in the woods by their unemployed father. In his coat Jacob finds a note from his mother urging them to go to their uncle in Spain... See full summary »

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Teresa Berganza, Johan Leysen, Halina Reijn
Borgman (2013)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval
Black Out I (2012)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After ruthless gangsters wrongfully accuse him of stealing from them, a retired criminal has 24 hours to creep back into his past life and retrieve a bag of coke before his fiancée is killed.

Director: Arne Toonen
Stars: Raymond Thiry, Kim van Kooten, Bas Keijzer
De Stedeling (1984)
Short | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young man from the city discovers the secret of the countryside.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam
Rabat (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected.

Directors: Victor D. Ponten, Jim Taihuttu
Stars: Nadia Kounda, Achmed Akkabi, Mohamed Benbrahim
Nr. 10 (2020)
Crime
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Tom Dewispelaere
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marlies Heuer Marlies Heuer ... Emma Blank
Gene Bervoets ... Haneveld
Annet Malherbe ... Bella
Eva van de Wijdeven Eva van de Wijdeven ... Gonnie
Gijs Naber ... Meier
Alex van Warmerdam ... Theo
Marwan Kenzari ... Martin (as Marwan Kenzari)
Edit

Storyline

Mr. Haneveld runs the household like a devoted butler in Emma Blank's Dutch seaside villa. It's a crazy mix of disgruntled staff, unstable lovers and incestuous offspring, constantly harassed by Emma's absurdly inconsistent orders. Her brother Theo even literally plays the family dog. Only Gonnie, Hanevlet and Emma's daughter, finds an external lover, Martin, who later shares in their pointless misery. When Emma discloses the inheritance everyone waited for without pay is lost in stock crises, only the house is left, a grim finale ensues. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Emma Blank waits for her death. So do her servants.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

7 May 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Die letzten Tage der Emma Blank See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$355,354
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The family house was built especially for this film. The decision of building the house was made after an extensive search for a house that more or less matched the idea of Alex van Warmerdam, who conceived and wrote down the layout of the house in great detail in his script. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Funny at times, but sadly not throughout
26 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's a shame the movie does not keep one pace or sticks with its concept and instead opts to change gears every now and then. Unfortunately when it does so, it almost falls flat on its back. Funny, quirky and anything but political correct and still somehow predictable after awhile. Not completely of course, but enough to make a weird balance (not in a good way that is).

The acting is good and the idea is very nice. But again it changes too often in tone (not visually, just mood-wise) to stick with you. Or at least me that is. Of course it depends on your level of tolerance and how much you like those sort of movies anyway.


2 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed