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Feature film, 2006, 97 min.

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 .

won prizes

  • NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)
  • NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf (3)

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Executive producer

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Cast (26)

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Music preparation 

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Assistant location manager 

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Production co-coordinator

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