The Netherlands, Belgium


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...so he decides to go and complain to the man who is "writing/creating" him. He barges in on the writer Herman and his meddling wife Suzie, and expresses his demands. 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...

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Alex van Warmerdam

Written by: Alex van Warmerdam

Cast: Alex van Warmerdam, Mark Rietman, Ariane Schluter, Thekla Reuten

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2007