Jean-Claude is a loud-mouthed, know-it-all and full time boor who is best friends with Stef, a self-styled lady killer who would do better with the fairer sex if he could work up the ambition to wake up in the morning. Stef has decided that he may need some help in finding the woman of his dreams, and embracing loyalty rather than logic he turns to Jean-Claude for advice.
|Release Date||:||June 21, 2006|
|Production Company||:||Avalanche Productions, EuropaCorp, Seven Productions|
|Production Countries||:||Belgium, France|
|Director||:||Olivier Van Hoofstadt|
|Writers||:||Olivier Van Hoofstadt, Olivier Legrain|
|Casts||:||Jean-Luc Couchard, Mélanie Laurent, Marion Cotillard, Jérémie Renier, Catherine Jacob, François Damiens, Florence Foresti, Marie Kremer, Catherine Hosmalin|
|Plot Keywords||:||male friendship, best friend, childhood friend|
Though this is a Belgian-French production, Dikkenek is full of "belgitude" (belgianness) from beginning to end, starting from the title, which literally means "big neck" and describes an arrogant person full of him/j herself.
It is somewhat reminiscent of Belgian cult movie "C'est arrivé près de chez vous", because of its dialogues which are likely to become known by everyone.
Full of Belgian cultural references and humor, it might seem absurd to some, especially since the plot is a little chaotic. But Dikkenek gives a merciless picture of Belgian society. It's simply hilarious!
The acting is very good and very spontaneous. It feels real!