Director Mortier masters the nightmarish comic subject of his debut feature, a loud and brash shock to the system and a devastating excursion into the cinema of the extreme. Seeking inspiration for a book, popular author Dries agrees to play drums for a misfit band where the singer is a woman-hating skinhead rapist, the bass player has a paralyzed arm due to an absurd masturbation accident, and the deaf guitarist lives in squalor with his druggie wife and daughter. One thing though - Dries can't play the drums. (Note courtesy Toronto Film Festival)
DIR/SCR/PROD Koen Mortier, based in the novel by Herman Brusselmans; PROD Eurydice Gysel. Belgium, 2007, color, 104 min. In Dutch and Flemish with English subtitles.
Saturday, November 3, 11:00; Sunday, November 4, 9:45
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