What does a person when a suitcase full of dirty money literally falls on his head ? Give the money back, hand it over to the police or spend it as fast as possible ? Frits and Franky resolutely opt for the latter.
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The 7 part black dramedy follows the comical exploits of four gigolos, the Callboys, while testosterone-driven management, petty arguments and deaf-mute ambition make their short-lived business crash and burn.
In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »
Antje de Boeck
Germaine Debruycker is 18 when the workers at the Vieille Montagne factory, including her father, go on strike to obtain a 10 franc raise. The turbulent strike lasts for 9 weeks and changes their lives forever. Based on a true story.
Frank van Mechelen
Michel van Dousselaere
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Frits and Freddy Frateur make their living as Bible salesmen, but suffer difficulties due to the economic crisis. When ringing the doorbell of Carlo Mus, who is under surveillance by the secret service for fraud, both men are laughed at while closing the door. This is one step too far for the Frateur brothers. Violently, they invade the luxurious villa. They hurt the rude man but flee when the alarm sounds. Being no trouble for Mus to locate the Frateur brother, he finds revenge. But Frits and Freddy now feel humiliated and seek revenge once more. Once again they break in, but now they kidnap the wife of the household: Gina.Written by
Matthias De Bruyne
The annoying thing about this kind of lightweight crime comedies is that they seem to be the exact same thing over and over again. You have your hapless small time crooks, make them cross paths with some more dangerous criminals, something something stolen money, something something kidnapping, repeat ad nauseam. From the tired old central premise to the irritatingly stilted attempts at witty dialogue, "Frits en Freddy" just passes you by without delivering one memorable moment. For the most part it drags itself from cliché to cliché and just copy-pastes bits and parts from better movies. Take the tough guy henchman who likes to show his softer/intellectual side for example, that joke has been done to DEATH. I'm tired of seeing it in every crime comedy ever, just give it up already. This is also one of those really mellow crime flicks where nobody ever actually gets hurt, even when they get shot at from less than ten yards away by experienced gunmen. Sorta like in "The A-Team", only not cool. Not that violence makes any movie better, but the fact that clearly nobody's ever in real danger makes the story even less compelling. The only positive side to this movie is the fantastic cast, but then again it's not positive how all their talent is wasted. "Frits en Freddy" is a movie that makes me go "was that all?", and that's rarely a good sign.
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