EN - A crummy job at a run-down restaurant. A wife who is chronically ill. The anti-social neighbours. An extramarital affair that offers little more than sexual gratification. Fictitious fifty-year-old waiter Edgar has had enough of his miserable existence… He wants out of the relationship with his wife, he wants a new girlfriend, he wants new neighbours and he is fed up with being treated like a doormat by his customers. But Edgar’s about to find out the hard way that his life is truly stranger than fiction.

FR - Un job minable dans un restaurant délabré. Une femme souffrant d’une maladie chronique. Les voisins asociaux. Une aventure extraconjugale offrant peu de choses en plus que la satisfaction sexuelle. Edgar, un serveur cinquantenaire, en a assez de son existence misérable… Il ne veut plus de sa relation avec sa femme, il veut une nouvelle compagne, de nouveaux voisins et en a assez d’être pris pour une carpette par ses clients. Mais Edgar va bientôt découvrir la dure réalité que sa vie est réellement plus étrange que la fiction.

Info

Title Waiter
Original title Ober
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Year 2007

Credits

Cast Alex van Warmerdam, Ariane Schluter, Lyne Renée, Jaap Spijkers, Waldemar Kobus, Stefaan Degand, Thekla Reuten
Photography Tom Erisman
Editing Erwin Ryckaert
Music Vincent van Warmerdam

Technical specs

Running time film 97'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by

Dutch Film Fund, Eurimages, Stimuleringsfonds, CoBO Fund, VARA, Citroën Nederland, Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

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Last edited on 6 March 2015

Short info

Director Alex van Warmerdam
Producers Vincent Tavier
Writers Alex van Warmerdam
Contact

La Parti Production
Waterloose Steenweg 256
1060 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 2 534 68 08
F +32 2 534 78 18
info@laparti.com
www.laparti.be

Sales

Fortissimo Film Sales
Van Diemenstraat 100
1013 CN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 627 32 15
F +31 20 626 11 55
info@fortissimo.nl
www.fortissimo.nl

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