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Alex van Warmerdam Feature film - 2006 - 97 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Production Design

Beste Scenario Alex van Warmerdam

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Lange Speelfilm Marc van Warmerdam

Beste Mannelijke Bijrol Jaap Spijkers

Beste Muziek Vincent van Warmerdam

Beste Regie Alex van Warmerdam

Andere prijzen

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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Director and scriptwriter Van Warmerdam plays the weary waiter Edgar, who in his, now crowded, then againdeserted restaurant, is scolded by customers (Pierre Bokma, for example, but also Joop Admiraal in a small part) and quarrels with his mistress. He complains to the writer the protagonist of whose story he is. But the author just carries on, although his girlfriend disagrees with his story, and confronts the objecting waiter one mishap after the other. The different narrative layers get more and more entwined. Edgar's nocturnal escapades among the anonymous new housing estate and the music enhance the menacing atmosphere for the waiter, who even gets involved in international crime. Listless slapstick (as in René van 't Hof's supporting role as a bony shopkeeper) unrelentingly blends with increasing violence .

Credits

Production Company
Graniet Film
La Parti Productions
Co-producer(s)
Philippe Kauffmann
Guillaume Malandrin
Vincent Tavier
Bernard Tulp
Wouter Barendrecht
Michael J. Werner
Director of Photography
Production Design
Gert Brinkers
Editing
Ewin Ryckaert
Sound Design
Franco Pispoco
Sound on Set
Dirk Bombey
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands