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Eddy Terstall Feature film - 1999 - 85 min.

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Romantic comedy set in the near future when friendship has been commercialised. The protagonist is Alfred, a talented artist in an artistic rut. Moniek, his girlfriend, is the ambitious writer for a successful soap series She bases the episodes largely on her own life with Alfred. Alfred is not able to think of much else than painting Mexican hats and Moniek is irritated by his lack of commercial insight. She does find this talent with her boss and has an affair with him. Alfred moves out to live with his sister. There he hatches the plan of proving his commercial talents: he starts a business and rents himself out for 50 guilders an hour as a friend. The concept grows to be a commercial success, a real impresario in friends is born. With a soundtrack by Van Dik Hout.

Credits

Director(s) Eddy Terstall
Producer(s) Marc Heijdeman
Production Company
Jordaan Film
Co-producer(s)
Director of Photography
Stefan Bijnen
Production Design
Daniël Niemann
Editing
Mixage
Sound on Set
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands