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Hombres complicados (1998)

A businessman gets in serious financial troubles. When his mother dies, he thinks he's saved, but she only leaves 50.000 francs (1.500 USD). His brother Bruno, a customs officer, wants to ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josse De Pauw ... Bruno Declerq
Dirk Roofthooft ... Roger Declercq
Hilde Van Mieghem ... Simonne
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Bervoets ... Fred
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... Monsieur Lucien
Marie Bucquoy ... Stripteaseuse
Otto Carpentier Otto Carpentier ... Erikje
Harry Cleven Harry Cleven ... Remo
Bruna Damini Bruna Damini ... Cafébazin
Damiaan De Schrijver Damiaan De Schrijver ... Vader Declercq
Pieter De Wel Pieter De Wel ... Barman
Danielle Detremmerie Danielle Detremmerie ... Nina
Marc Didden Marc Didden ... Manager vakantiepark
Hugues Hausman Hugues Hausman ... Aldo
Ivo Kuyl Ivo Kuyl ... Dokter
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A businessman gets in serious financial troubles. When his mother dies, he thinks he's saved, but she only leaves 50.000 francs (1.500 USD). His brother Bruno, a customs officer, wants to use the money for her funeral, but our businessman prefers to use it to shake off his attackers. He promises them they will get through customs without problems with a certain package... Now his only problem is to convince Bruno... Written by Kipjohn <saskia@virtualbears.com>

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Country:

Belgium

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Dutch

Release Date:

13 August 1998 (Netherlands) See more »

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This is the most Belgian movie I've ever seen.
9 December 2002 | by gvdeplasSee all my reviews

This is the most Belgian movie I've ever seen. Two Dutch-speaking brothers with their families travel to the south of Belgium for a holiday after their mother died. Bruno (Josse De Pauw) is a settled man who likes his job, wife, children etc. His brother Roger (Dirk Roofthooft) is the exact opposite of Bruno. He always wants more: money, a nicer looking wife, more sex, more power, being smarter etc. Roger is in some problems, having a large debt with some obscure people in Liège and wants Bruno to help him out.

Deruddere made this movie between some of his larger projects (Suite 16 and Iedereen beroemd) and it wasn't a big success. It also wasn't a high budget movie but not much Belgian movies are made with very large budgets (except when they handle about people like father Damian). It has been on television a couple of times and I enjoyed it very much. Not everybody will though because the humour is quite dark. It's a portrait of the way Belgians live nowadays (which is strange but still quite similar to our neighbouring countries). But the best thing about this movie is the soundtrack composed by Arno (Hintjens) which is superb!


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