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Lijmen/Het been (2000)

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Story of two con men, Boorman and his younger assistant Laarmans, who are trying to sell companies their non-existing magazine.


Robbe De Hert
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Koen De Bouw ... Frans Laarmans
Mike Verdrengh Mike Verdrengh ... Boorman
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Madam Lauwereyssen
Sylvia Kristel ... Jeanne
Els Beatse Els Beatse ... Fine Laarmans
Lou Landré ... Pieter Lauwereyssen
Hans van den Berg Hans van den Berg ... Van Kamp
René van Asten René van Asten ... Korthals
Jan Decleir ... Judge Teugels
Jaak Van Assche ... Van Ganzen (as Jacques Van Assche)
Tom Lenaerts Tom Lenaerts ... Photographer
Freark Smink Freark Smink ... Michel
Sjarel Branckaerts Sjarel Branckaerts ... Auctioneer
Edmond Classen Edmond Classen ... Hamers
Manuela Servais Manuela Servais ... Doctor Van Der Zijpen
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Story of two con men, Boorman and his younger assistant Laarmans, who are trying to sell companies their non-existing magazine.

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Lijmen/Het been - Robbe De Hert
20 July 2006 | by d1lut3dSee all my reviews

Lijmen/Het been is an overall well made film by Robbe De Hert, based on the novels 'Lijmen' and 'Het been' by Willem Elsschot, one of Belgiums most talented writers. The story about the dealings of a refined hustler, Boorman who makes a living selling his 'Algemeen Wereldtijdschrift voor Financiën, Handel, Nijverheid, Kunsten en Wetenschappen' (basically nothing more than a glorified advertising brochure) to unsuspecting business managers. He hires Laarmans as his secretary and together they keep swindling until a deal with madam Lauwereyssen (Willeke van Ammelrooy) puts the latter out of business, which leaves Laarmans and even Boorman guilt-stricken. Of course Elsschot's strong point, his prosaic writing style loses its flair being transposed to the silver screen. Nevertheless the story is strong enough to keep the viewer interested throughout the film, in no small part due to acting performance of Mike Verdrengh (Boorman). Koen De Bouw, albeit a decent actor is totally miscast for the part of Laarmans. I think Josse De Pauw does a better job at portraying him in Kaas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0231846/).

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18 January 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

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