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.
Peter Van den Begin,
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
In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have ... See full summary »
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
War starts between two motor clubs when Gino, a member of the Bowling Balls, begins a love affair with Tina, the younger sister of the president of the Banana Knights. This violates the rules of both clubs.
Peter Van den Begin,
Jonas Van Geel
A tragicomedy about the everyday life of a butchers family Vangenechten. The business is running fine until the son returns home after a long time. He wants to learn more about the butchers... See full summary »
Koen De Graeve,
Mieke De Groote,
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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