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Oysters at Nam Kee's (2002)

Oesters van Nam Kee (original title)
A young dropout falls in love with a nightclub dancer...

Director:

Pollo de Pimentel

Writers:

Hans de Wolf, Kees van Beijnum (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Egbert Jan Weeber ... Berry
Katja Schuurman ... Thera
Johnny de Mol ... Otto
Edwin Jonker Edwin Jonker ... De Laatste Mode
Mohammed Chaara Mohammed Chaara ... Jamal
Guusje Eybers Guusje Eybers ... Moeder van Berry
Hans Dagelet ... Vader van Berry
Joost Claes Joost Claes ... Rein, broer van Berry
Sabri Saad El-Hamus Sabri Saad El-Hamus ... Driss (as Sabri Saad el hamus)
Nazmiye Oral ... Arzu
Stefan Jürgens ... Ben
Laurie Reijs Laurie Reijs ... Mirjam
Judy Doorman Judy Doorman ... Moeder Thera
Cees Geel ... Kapper
Touriya Haoud ... Marokkaans meisje 1
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Berry is a nice teenage boy from a Dutch suburban villa family, who alas abuses the excessive liberty granted by his mostly absent pa, an actor, committing truancy from his elite school in bad down-town company. Despite this dwindling future perspectives, his cute and cocky appearance makes him quite a lady-killer; Berry counts himself quite lucky to become the instantly intimate boyfriend of crazy Thera, a junkie who stopped modeling professionally or anything else productive. The pair engages in a passionate affair, and impulsively decides to embark on a 'world tour' to their arbitrary favorite destinations -Barcelona, Denver and Tonga- which they finance by cashing rent and warrants from many interested persons for the fine residence of an old lady Thera was in fact just house-sitting. After Berry says goodbye indefinitely to his well-groomed and -behaved elder brother Rein while showering together, the 'elopers' start spending the ill-gotten funds like water in a luxury hotel, but... Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

The Playboy magazine featuring Thera was the real October edition of 2002 featuring Katja Schuurman. She had until then always rejected every offer to appear nude in the magazine, and only agreed to do so as her character Thera from the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Driss is talking to the guys in the snack bar, asking them to phone all their friends, you can see the lights of the slot machine behind Berry completely off (as if the slot machine is turned off), then all flashing as if someone playing the machine. This happens a number of times between shots. See more »

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References Donnie Brasco (1997) See more »

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Romantic Piano
Music written by Gerry Arling
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Oesters van Nam Kee: triest
22 July 2009 | by skuijpersSee all my reviews

Unlike stated earlier it is not true that nightclubdancer Thera OD's. She has been epileptic since childhood, and she is convinced Berry will leave her because of that, so to prevent that she leaves him before he can hurt her. Also their lifestyle with a lot of drinking and dancing is bringing out the epilepsia, so Thera's mother is also pushing Berry away, and after a while he is unable to contact her. Thera decides what's best for him, and he is unable to understand and goes crazy.

The acting in this movie is great, especially Thera (Katja Schuurman) and Berry (Egbert-Jan Weeber). It is no surprise that in real life they started a (short) romance after filming 'de oesters van Nam Kee', it shows in the movie that something real is going on between them.

Although the fine acting Thera and Berry can't save this movie. The script is not convincing and some of the things happening are so surprising that they become too made up.

And it left me with a sad feeling afterwards. That is one thing where the movie succeeds. To loose your first big and true love is traumatic.


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5 September 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

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