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Everyone's life is a story
in its own right.
One story is thrilling,
the other one boring.
It just depends on what you make of it.
Everyone has a novel character in them.
A dreamer, a loser,
a traitor or a hero.
But the question is:
And who wants to read it?
Those stories full of dreams,
fears and longing.
In any case,
With his brother, he's a publisher.
Is my brother here yet?
No, not yet
- Of course not.
It's very bad here.
- Same as last time.
Nothing wrong then either.
I'll have a look.
Hello. Brigitte Hooijmakers.
- Marc Goudemondt.
Mrs. Hooijmakers, something went wrong...
- I always fight with my spell checker...
This appointment slipped through.
- ...so I probably made some mistakes.
And my grammar isn't...
I keep interrupting you, right?
I've read your...
..."book". Well, for the most part.
HURRYING ON HEELS
Is it true that your main character
isn't a person, but consists of...
Those are shoes?
That's what it's about.
Shoes can say everything about someone.
Shoes can be someone.
So what do you think?
Is it your kind of book?
Gee, looks awesome.
- Yeah, it was dead.
This model is just a bit tight.
How's that possible?
Our best sold title
of the past two years:
2314 copies. Two print runs.
Half of the Netherlands
is writing a novel these days.
Aren't you buried in manuscripts?
Just last week I met an unknown writer
with a masterpiece.
But it isn't about that any more
I can publish the most wonderful books,
but if I can't get my author on TV...
...I may as well recycle them right away.
- What's the problem with that writer?
...in the mail for me...
What's your name?
Yep, here you go.
Two thousand novels fit on here.
Probably twenty thousand
by the end of the month.
I remember the days when quadraphonics
were all the rage.
As if we have four ears.
A while back, 3D TV was a must-have.
That flopped as well.
A book is something you want to hold.
You have to smell and feel it.
Wonderful that soup of yours, mom.
Write down those recipes.
Guaranteed to be a bestseller.
Cookbooks sell like hotcakes, dad.
Let me just say that I'm happy
that you keep the business afloat...
...without cook and travel books...
...and without too much
of that e-reader stuff.
But it isn't easy for us...
A good publishing house
always has a right to exist. Always.
Fortunately, my sons have the real
One of the prettiest women
I've ever seen and ambitious as hell.
And? Follow-up appointment?
Just for the sex?
Not a sentence without a mistake.
Jesus, man, who cares.
You're straight, aren't you?
Or are you afraid she'll spell 'sex'
Bo, again you didn't say
I can't remember hearing you say anything.
You're better at that sort of thing
than I am.
Suppose we really go bankrupt...
Then we can arrange dad's funeral.
What if we turn Brigitte
into a real writer?
Have you lost your mind?
- Haven't been here for a while.
Did they catch those burglars?
She took everything, except for my books
the microwave and three lamps..
Shouldn't you get new furniture?
- What with?
I'm still owed six months in wages.
I'm not going to participate in this.
That guy looks like a troglodyte.
Two sentences take him 30 minutes.
But that book is f***ing brilliant.Rate this script:0.0 / 0 votes
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