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Ex Drummer (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 31 January 2007 (Belgium)
Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

Director:

Koen Mortier

Writers:

Herman Brusselmans (novel), Koen Mortier (screenplay)

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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dries Vanhegen Dries Vanhegen ... Dries (as Dries Van Hegen)
Norman Baert Norman Baert ... Koen de Geyter
Gunter Lamoot Gunter Lamoot ... Jan Verbeek
Sam Louwyck Sam Louwyck ... Ivan Van Dorpe
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... Pa Verbeek
Bernadette Damman Bernadette Damman ... Mother Verbeek
Joris Van Der Speeten Joris Van Der Speeten ... Jan Verbeek 10 years
Nancy Denijs Nancy Denijs ... Ivan's Wife
Nomie Visser Nomie Visser ... Ivan's Daughter
Dolores Bouckaert Dolores Bouckaert ... Lio
Wim Willaert ... Jimmy
Barbara Callewaert Barbara Callewaert ... Christine
Jan Hammenecker Jan Hammenecker ... Dikke Lul
Vinnie Bonduwe Vinnie Bonduwe ... Friend Dikke Lul
Chantal Wannyn Chantal Wannyn ... Erna
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Storyline

Every village has its band of fools, trying to get to the top, following their idols in drug habits, but staying losers till the end of their pathetic days. They all do this in the name of rock & roll. Three disabled rock musicians are looking for a drummer. Dries, a well known writer, seems the right guy for the job, were it not for the fact that his only handicap is that he can't play the drums. He joins the group as a perfect, but evil god walking down his mountain to play with the populace. With the arrival of this infiltrator, personal disputes and family feuds start to jeopardize the band's fragile future. Dries will manipulate them till they are willing to drink each others blood and their only future is written down in many Punk lyrics: "No Future". Written by Koen Mortier

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Belgium | France | Italy

Language:

Dutch | Flemish

Release Date:

31 January 2007 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Ena paraxeno kouarteto See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rival band in the movie, "Harry Mulisch", is named after prominent Dutch writer Harry Mulisch. See more »

Quotes

Lio: Why do you want to play with that f**king band?
Dries: I don't really know. I think I want to step outside my happy world. Descend into the depths of stupidity, ugliness, obtuseness, unfaithfulness and fakeness. Latch onto the life of losers, but without belonging to that world - and in the knowledge that I can always return to my own world... and to you.
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Connections

Referenced in L'incertitude des choses (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello From The Underground
by Djinn Alaimo
Performed by Blutch
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This band plays to another beat.
10 September 2008 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Bizarro story surrounding an ex-drummer/writer who has purposely joined a band of slightly handicapped men. His reason is just really for the experience, and to escape his little world. With the personalities and behaviors of these other band-mates, it doesn't take long for our Ex-Drummer to realize it probably wasn't the greatest idea.

Ex-Drummer is one hell of a unique flick. With insane conversations, loads of sexual themes (especially homosexuality), some serious violence, and quite possibly the biggest penis ever in a movie, Ex-Drummer succeeds on all types of levels. Even more so, it does great in the acting department as well. Everything production wise, it does with really any faults.

My only two real gripes with the film was it's length. It just felt a tad too long. And the music at the end. I'm a fan of certain death metal, but not of thrash or insane music like that. But I can tell you it definitely fit the band as a whole. Insanity.

I wouldn't mind hearing a commentary for this film, since there were quite a few thought-provoking sequences. Especially the upside down aspects.

The whole movie has a cool air about it and I really dug it right from the opening sequence which had (this time) a kickass metal beat playing with it. Definitely check it out if you're into harder, almost exploitative movies. Good stuff here.


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