Kaas

Orlow Seunke Television drama - 1999 - 86 min.

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Television drama based on the novel by Willem Elsschot. Laarmans, a clerk at the timber wharf in Antwerp before the war, comes into contact with the important lawyer Van Schoonbeke after his mother dies. The lawyer suggests he should sell cheese and Laarmans is eager to comply, after some objections from his wife Fine. His brother, a doctor, gives him a medical certificate so he is able to stay away from the wharf for some time. Laarmans starts meticulous preparations, but after a while he finds out he is not the salesman he dreamed he would be. He sets up a network of direct sales reps and asks PR consultant Boormans for advice, but the cheese stays on the shelves. His frustration grows and slowly Laarmans has a breakdown. He stops everything, pays for the unsold cheese and returns to his office, relieved.

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Director(s) Orlow Seunke
Script Orlow Seunke
Producer(s) Monique van Welzen
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Netherlands