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Belgium / Netherlands / Italy / France, 2007 (MIFF 2007, Euro Debuts)

Director: Koen Mortier

Grubby, violent and propulsively energetic, Ex Drummer is blacker than Trainspotting and bleaker than L'Enfant (The Child). A gang of Flemish lowlifes are in a wannabe rock band. One of them has a lisp, one is deaf, the other has a bung arm - and they're in desperate need of a drummer. They find him in the form of Dries, a former drummer turned successful author who accepts their invitation as a conceited experiment in class-swapping. As Dries steps outside his own happiness to sample the coarser world of The Feminists, he pushes them deep into the filth of their own depravity. A stylish study of how modern civilisation breeds vulgarity in every class. Contains scenes that may offend

D/S Koen Mortier P Eurydice Gysel, Luca Fanfani WS Wide Distribution L Dutch w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/104mins

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