#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Every village has its band of fools, trying to get to the top, following their idols in drug habits, but staying losers till the end of their pathetic days. They all do this in the name of rock & roll. Three disabled rock musicians are looking for a drummer. Dries, a well known writer, seems the right guy for the job, were it not for the fact that his only handicap is that he can’t play the drums. He joins the group as a perfect, but evil god walking down his mountain to play with the populace. With the arrival of this infiltrator, personal disputes and family feuds start to jeopardize the band’s fragile future. Dries will manipulate them till they are willing to drink each others blood and their only future is written down in many Punk lyrics: “No Future”.
Plot: Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.
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Adolescent but with flashes of greatness
I was really disappointed by this film. The opening 10 minutes are really impressive, and had me expecting something intelligent, angry and well-crafted. Dries is great amoral protagonist, Jan is genuinely likable and Dorpe becomes a truly tragic figure. The dialogue is mostly quite economical and the cinematography is fabulous throughout.
Having Koen walk around on his ceiling is a great idea but some of the other devices are just visual gags. The “transgressive” stuff is a real mixture. There are parts that a heartbreakingly sad and awful, but a lot of it is just puerile jokes about genitals.
In fact Ex Drummer is much more of a straightforward comedy than I was expecting. And the humour is mostly about (a) inappropriate use of language (gosh!), (b) a young man being attracted to an overweight, older woman (eww!), (c) outsize or unpleasant genitals (woah!). It’s like Driller Killer meets The Inbetweeners. The meeting is not a success.
There’s a fairly explicit threesome sex scene that’s only there to titillate, as far as I can see, since like Driller Killer’s lesbian shower scene it adds pretty much nothing to plot or characterisation. It did, though, add to a general whiff of misogyny that I felt was hanging around the film even after you looked past the deliberate attempts to offend.
The story is a bit of a mess. Without wishing to post spoiler, let’s just say that it sets up a lot of tensions and possibilities that it doesn’t bother to explore and ends up going for a set-piece ending that doesn’t really make any dramatic sense. That’s OK if you’re finding the penis jokes delightful and/or edgy, but if not then it’s a bit frustrating.
There are some great scenes of punk bands playing punk music. There are a few really bracing moments and some quite crazy ideas. The performances were compelling (I was watching with subtitles). You get a real sense of the locations. As I’ve mentioned above, there are other good things here too.
For me, though, the film as a whole failed to live up to its promise. Don’t get me wrong, I got a kick out of it, but from some of the reviews here I was expecting little short of a masterpiece. Maybe I was expecting too much. If you sit down to it with a few beers and mates for some laughs, some gross-out and some disorganised stuff to think about I imagine it’ll be fine. This might be a case of the hype spoiling the movie for me, although I genuinely think there’s a more serious film here struggling to get out.
Original Language nl
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (UK), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (Belgium), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (USA), 1 hr 44 min (104 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Koen Mortier
Writer Herman Brusselmans, Koen Mortier
Actors Dries Vanhegen, Norman Baert, Gunter Lamoot
Country Belgium, France, Italy
Awards 3 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm