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* SoundtrackDissonance - The final minutes of the film follow a violent rampage, accompanied by a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRxdNPkEKPA melancholic rock ballad]] that only in the end develops into something more intense and fitting.

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* SoundtrackDissonance - The final minutes of the film follow a violent rampage, accompanied by a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRxdNPkEKPA melancholic rock ballad]] that only in the end develops into something more intense and fitting.fitting.
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!! ''Ex Drumer'' contains the following tropes:

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!! ''Ex Drumer'' Drummer'' contains the following tropes:


* CastingGag - Famous Flemish rock musician Arno has a cameo under the name of "Aldo", interpreting one of his more unorthodox songs in a decidely rancid way.



* TheDanza - Actor Dries Vanhegen plays protagonist Dries. Compare: His counterpart in the original novel is based on author Herman Brusselmans and written in first person.


''Ex Drummer'' is a Flemish film from 2007, somewhere in between drama and very dark (tragi-) comedy, written and directed by Koen Mortier and based on the book of the same name by Herman Brusselmans. Apart from its explicit depictions of sex and violence and its somewhat misanthropic attitude, the film is also noted for its iconic soundtrack with songs from several local and international alternative, punk and metal acts.

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''Ex Drummer'' is a Flemish film from 2007, somewhere in between surrealist drama and very dark (tragi-) comedy, written and directed by Koen Mortier and based on the book of the same name by Herman Brusselmans. Apart from its explicit depictions of sex and violence and its somewhat misanthropic attitude, the film is also noted for its iconic soundtrack with songs from several local and international alternative, punk and metal acts.


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* CrapsackWorld - The film takes place in a surreal version of the Flemish lower class; drugs, violence and general depravity define everyday life and people consider verbal and physical abuse their standard form of communication.

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* CastingGag - Famous Flemish rock musician Arno has a cameo under the name of "Aldo", interpreting one of his more unorthodox songs in a decidely rancid way.


* MeaningfulName - Dries proposes the name "The Feminists" for the band, arguing that four ambiguously handicapped losers are worth "little more than four feminist bully dykes".

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* MeaningfulName - Dries proposes the name "The Feminists" for the band, arguing that four ambiguously handicapped losers are worth "little more than four feminist bully dykes".twats".

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* MeaningfulName - Dries proposes the name "The Feminists" for the band, arguing that four ambiguously handicapped losers are worth "little more than four feminist bully dykes".


* InvertedPortrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually unsuccessful tries to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]

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* InvertedPortrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually unsuccessful tries to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]


* InvertedPortrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually trying to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]

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* InvertedPortrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually trying unsuccessful tries to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]


* InvertedPortrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue scene with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually trying to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]

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* InvertedPortrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue scene with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually trying to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]


* Inverted Portrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue scene with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually trying to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]

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* Inverted Portrait InvertedPortrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue scene with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually trying to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:His world is most literally turned on its head.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:His world is most literally [[InvertedPortrait turned on its head.head]].]]


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* Inverted Portrait - A strange case of a metaphor turned diegetic: Inside his rundown flat, Koen literally lives on the ceiling. He even has a dialogue scene with Dries who keeps talking up to him from the ground. [[spoiler: Eventually, his state leads to a scene where he desperately tries do climb down the walls, only to fall back up again and again, and eventually trying to commit suicide in a bathtub he had mounted to the ceiling.]]

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* BlackComedyRape - After a gig, Dikke Lul is being offered sex by a male groupie. [[spoiler: What starts off consensual soon turns into Dikke Lul brutalising the poor boy's behind, who ends up wearing diapers for the rest of the film.]]


Cynical best-selling author Dries Vanhegen is one day approached by three ragged lower-class men who want to hire him as a drummer for their punk rock band; their trademark being having more or less obvious handicaps. The men in question are Koen de Geyter, a lisping skinhead with sadistic tendencies and a virulent hatred for women; furthermore Jan Verbeek, a homosexual with a stiff arm, serious mother issues and a psychotic father he needs to keep confined in a straightjacket; and finally Ivan Van Dorpe, a near-deaf drug addict with an equally unhinged wife and a baby daughter she keeps silent by feeding her hashish. Intrigued at the prospect of a new story, he decides to join them and descend into their world of filth and squalor. As for his own handicap, he pretends being an incompetent drummer. From then on, the four men go by the name "The Feminists".

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Cynical best-selling author Dries Vanhegen is one day approached by three ragged lower-class men who want to hire him as a drummer for their punk rock band; their trademark being having more or less obvious handicaps. The men in question are Koen de Geyter, a lisping skinhead with sadistic tendencies and a virulent hatred for women; furthermore Jan Verbeek, a homosexual with a stiff arm, serious mother issues and a psychotic father he needs to keep confined in a straightjacket; and finally Ivan Van Dorpe, a near-deaf drug addict with an equally unhinged wife and a baby daughter she keeps silent by feeding her hashish. Intrigued at the prospect of a new story, he Dries decides to join them and descend into their world of filth and squalor. As for his own handicap, he pretends being an incompetent drummer. From then on, the four men go by the name "The Feminists".


Cynical best-selling author Dries is one day approached by three ragged lower-class men who want to hire him as a drummer for their punk rock band; their trademark being having more or less obvious handicaps. The men in question are Koen, a lisping skinhead with sadistic tendencies and a virulent hatred for women; furthermore Jan, a homosexual with a stiff arm, serious mother issues and a psychotic father he needs to keep confined in a straightjacket; and finally Ivan, a near-deaf drug addict with an equally unhinged wife and a baby daughter she keeps silent by feeding her hashish. Intrigued at the prospect of a new story, he decides to join them and descend into their world of filth and squalor. As for his own handicap, he pretends being an incompetent drummer. From then on, the four men go by the name "The Feminists".

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Cynical best-selling author Dries Vanhegen is one day approached by three ragged lower-class men who want to hire him as a drummer for their punk rock band; their trademark being having more or less obvious handicaps. The men in question are Koen, Koen de Geyter, a lisping skinhead with sadistic tendencies and a virulent hatred for women; furthermore Jan, Jan Verbeek, a homosexual with a stiff arm, serious mother issues and a psychotic father he needs to keep confined in a straightjacket; and finally Ivan, Ivan Van Dorpe, a near-deaf drug addict with an equally unhinged wife and a baby daughter she keeps silent by feeding her hashish. Intrigued at the prospect of a new story, he decides to join them and descend into their world of filth and squalor. As for his own handicap, he pretends being an incompetent drummer. From then on, the four men go by the name "The Feminists".


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* BrainBleach - Koen has a crush on Jan's fat, bald mother and fantasises about having sex with her. Naturally, Jan doesn't want to hear any of it. [[spoiler: When Koen eventually gets into Ma Verbeek's pants and Jan catches them making out, he immediately runs to the toilet to vomit.]]

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