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Actors: Alex van Warmerdam, Annet Malherbe, Ariane Schluter, Sebastiaan te Wierik, Aat Ceelen
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Special Interests, Mystery & Suspense
Illiterate farmer Brand, his demanding and corpulent wife Kate, and pretty young tutor Lena are three corners of an unconventional romantic triangle. International award-winning director Alex van Warmerdam (The Dress) vivi... more »
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MICHAEL ACUNA | Southern California United States | 04/13/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Brand ( a dour, put-upon, hen pecked performance by Alex Van Warmerdam) is a kept husband who on top of his other failings, can neither read nor write. His demanding and successful wife Keets ( Annet Malherbe: portly of body and pushy of disposition) decides to hire Brand a tutor, Lena to teach him how to read and write. But witnessing the bonding of Lena and her husband, Keets projects into the future and sees babies: something that Keets cannot produce. And this is where the trouble begins.
Director Alex Van Warmerdam has very little on his mind here but to show us the quirkiness of the situation of the triangle of his characters, the wholesomeness of goat's milk and the green pastures of the Netherlands.
"Little Tony" is a slight film: one more of situation and character than of anything having to do with the social or moral. As such, it is a minor success: quaint, humorous and profoundly anti-establishment.