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De blauwe bus (2010)

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The Blue Bus takes the viewer on a dazzling journey with colorful characters who will touch the lives of even those who claim never to have heard of 'the blues'.

Director:

Sanne Kortooms

Writer:

Sanne Kortooms
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Groothof Frank Groothof ... Wikkobus
Xander van Vledder ... Ludwig Van
Lauretta Gerards Lauretta Gerards ... Lady Red
Jan Mulder ... Hank Chinaski
Monique van der Werff Monique van der Werff ... Marilyn McMolly
Hans Dulfer Hans Dulfer ... Fritzy
Michiel Blijboom Michiel Blijboom ... Mickey
Maarten Rooijakkers Maarten Rooijakkers ... Bass Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Tralala's The Tralala's ... The Tralala's
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Storyline

"Am I dead or does this only seem to be so?" Detective Wikkobus suffers from 'the blues'. After fifty-five years of letting other people dictate his life, without having taken any initiative, only hanging around the blues café, drinking whiskey and searching for things that don't matter anyway, he has had enough of it. Wikkobus decides to go and find himself because, as he knows: 'Hell is what you make of it'. Written by Kortooms, Sanne

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Only those, who accept the blues, can live with it. See more »


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GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

17 April 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blue Bus See more »

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Budget:

€5,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SannQ See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)| Dolby SR (RCA Sound Recording)| Stereo

Color:

Black and White (Technicolor)| Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The production team was looking for a golden bass guitar. Which was harder then it seems. At a social network site, they accidentally saw some pictures of a man who was playing a golden bass. The man who was playing the bass was looking very stylish and perfect for the role of the Bass Player. Even though the bass player on the pictures wasn't an actor (he's a pub owner in Holland) they decided to cast him (and his golden bass) immediately. See more »

Quotes

Lady Red: Red, Lady Red, pleased to meet you.
Wikkobus: And your real name?
Lady Red: I'm here on business...
Wikkobus: Tall Bertus, I presume?
Lady Red: Short Eddy.
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References Factotum (2005) See more »

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Delicious compelling short film on paranoia vs. openness
21 November 2010 | by Mickey OboSee all my reviews

Delicious compelling short film in which you, even though it only lasts for about half an hour, completely forget the time. The images, dreams vs. reality, the blues, the paranoia and openness. The confusion and disillusionment. The fused identity, awareness and change in identity that creates opportunities. Private detective WIKOBUS(Read: Bukowski!)finds himself in a dead end street paralyzing his brains with cigarette smoke & whiskey. Almost motionless sitting there in his shabby attic listening to Mozart, at the start of the film, drops a clue for "greater" things that are about to happen. (Linking up with Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange). But first he plunges into deep dark blues café's. Here the wonderful Dutch band THE TRALALA'S contribute to a terrific soundtrack covering some blues giants and even a rewritten version of Bob Dylan's "Things have Changed". Through a series of startling missions, even haunting a golden contra bass, WIKOBUS' way of perceiving reality changes from paranoid black & white, to a more colourful palette with a dash of sensuality & love. Of course! How enlightening and shaking awake do you want it do be? Exactly! The next step is yours! "Come on baby and take ride with us! Let's Meet at the back of the blue bus!" Hope that many of us have the opportunity to make this trip! Regards, Mickey


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