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Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a quiche bakery, a suicidal manic-depressive woman and a Yougoslavian who keeps blowing things up unintended. They need to get 300000 Euro to get Bennies father a new liver. Complicating matters are that Bennie is being stalked by gangsters who want him to pay back a debt, the employees are more interested in cooking than in criminality, nobody can communicate with the Yugoslavian, the adoptive and biological son don't get along, and everything that can go wrong does go wrong - leaving a path of damaged buildings, people and - especially - vehicles behind. Written by Vallendester

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Bennie suddenly yells at Koen 'Learn to speak Dutch properly' in a conversation. Non-Dutch-speaking viewers might not get what this is about, since Koen's lines are subtitled in the same English as the other characters'. It is a reference to the different ways Belgians and Dutch speak Dutch (same language different accents and idiom, like UK and US English) See more »

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When the police car hits the dog walking service car, the car's door is closed. In the next shot, where it is hit, the door is unhinged. This is not due to the impact; it's already opened before the car is hit. See more »

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Moroccan mother: Couldn't you find another road? You keep talking about integration, they should integrate this road!
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After the credits an additional scene is shown featuring Martin and Peter baking fries in Bennie's snack bar. They are watching a TV program and see that Dr. Van Isacker has won a quiche-baking competition; it is implied that he stole their recipes. Martin and Peter then throw their fries away in rage. See more »

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Didn't Love It ... Didn't Hate It, Either.
12 September 2005 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

As an American, I'm not quite sure what to make of this film. It's a bit too brutal for a "zany, madcap comedy", and a bit too slapstick for a "black comedy". Also, it seems more than a bit misogynistic. I'm guessing this is a Dutch flick for "yobs". Still, for entertainment value, I can't say that I disliked it, but I'm huge Nederphile. The ending was certainly different than I expected. A few things might be lost on a foreign audience - the institution of the Dutch "snack bar", for instance, and why Bennie gets so angry when he comes back to find that it's been turned into a "Quicherie".

Mindless fun, but perhaps not one you'll want to watch with a lady friend.


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