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Vroeger kon je lachen (One Could Laugh in Former Days) (1983)

Directed by Bert Haanstra. Cast: Carolien van den Berg, Martine Bijl, Kees Brusse, Simon Carmiggelt, Jacques Commandeur, Sylvia de Leur, Mary Dresselhuys, Rijk de Gooyer, Guus Hermus, Hetty Heyting, Elizabeth Hoytink, Kees van Kooten Simon Carmiggelt wrote a daily column called "Kronkel" (Dutch for "twist," or "coil") for 30 years in the Netherlands that humorously and generously portrayed the human condition; this film is a cinematic version of his "Kronkel" columns. Each vignette in the film rests on its own natural dialogue as people reveal their thoughts and feelings. 85 min.

Wat zien ik? (Business is Business) (1971)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Ronnie Beirman, Sylvia De Leur, Piet Romer, Jules Hamel, Bernard Droog Henk Molenberg, Albert Mol. For hooker Blonde Greet, sexual fetish is a way of life and every deviant fantasy has its price. But when Blonde falls in love, she finds that business and pleasure can't mix without some unexpected complications. 89 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Wild Romance (2006)

Directed by Jean van de Velde. Cast: Daniel Boissevain, Marcel Hensema, Karina Smulders, George Rossi, Andy Nyman. Profiles the start of the career of the rock musician Herman Brood, who lived his life filled with sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. Guided by his manager they aim to take over America with his music. In Dutch without subtitles. 99 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Zwartboek (Black Book) (Netherlands / Germany / Belgium, 2006)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Peter Blok, Michiel Huisman. Rachel, a young Jewish girl hiding from the Nazi's during World War II in The Netherlands, sees her hiding place blown up. She escapes with her rescuer, a young sailor, but the boat sails into a trap set by the Germans. She escapes and joins the resistance, and under the false name Ellis de Vries she meets SS-hauptsturmfuhrer Ludwig Muntze on a train smuggling weapons.