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by Alex Van Warmerdam


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.

international title: Waiter
original title: Ober
country: Netherlands, Belgium
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Alex Van Warmerdam
film run: 97'
release date: NL 28/09/2006, BE 28/02/2007
screenplay: Alex Van Warmerdam
cast: Alex Van Warmerdam, Ariane Schluter, Mark Rietman, Thekla Reuten, Jaap Spijkers, Pierre Bokma, Line van Wambeke
cinematography by: Tom Erisman
film editing: Ewin Ryckaert
art director: Gert Brinkers
costumes designer: Patricia Lim
music: Vincent van Warmerdam
producer: Marc Van Warmerdam, Vincent Tavier, Guillaume Malandrin, Philippe Kauffman
production: Graniet Film, La Parti Production
backing: Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds VARA, CoBofonds, Stimuleringsfonds, Eurimages, Citroën Nederland, Pieter Smit, Orkater
distributor: A-Film Distribution, Bac Films (FR)
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