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Dutch Cinema

Mira (Belgium / Netherlands, 1971)

Director, Fons Rademakers. Cast: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Freek de Jonge Tells the story of a small and conservative West-Flemish village opposing the construction of a bridge over the Scheldt. 95 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Martens, Erik. "Mira." In: The cinema of the Low Countries / edited by Ernest Mathijs. London ; [New York] : Wallflower Press, 2004. (Main Stack PN1993.5.B425.C56 2004)

Morlang (2001)

Director, Tjebbo Penning. Cast: Paul Freeman, Diana Kent, Susan Lynch, Eric van der Donk, Marcel Faber. When Morlang, a successful artist, learns that Ellen, his wife and muse of 15 years, has had an affair, he reacts by having an affair with a young admirer. The results are unexpected and devastating and strains the married couples relationship even more. The film is loosely based on a true story. 95 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Najib & Julia(Netherlands, TV, 2002)

Director, Theo van Gogh. Cast: Tara Elders, Hanin Msellek, Jack Wouterse, Marlies Heuer. In this modern-day Romeo and Juliet story made for Dutch television, a hockey player, Julia, falls in love with a Moroccan pizza-delivery boy, Najib. In Dutch without subtitles. 300 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Rare Dutch and Belgian Experimental Program

Presents five early documentary films produced in the Netherlands. The mystic lamb by Van Eyck / directed by Andre Cauvin ([1939?]) (ca. 9 min.) -- Rain / by Joris Ivens and Mannus Franken (1929) (ca. 12 min.) -- New earth / directed by Joris Ivens ([1941?]) (ca. 23 min.) -- The bridge / directed and photographed by Joris Ivens (1927-1928) (ca. 12 min.) -- De parapluie = The umbrella / productie en regie, Kees Brusse ([1961?]) (ca. 31 min.)

Siberia (1998)

Directed by Robert Jan Westdijk. Cast: Hugo Metsers, Roeland Fernhout, Vlatka Simac, Nicole Eggert, Johnny Lion. Hugo and Goof have set up a scam picking up female tourists, sleeping with them, then robbing them and keeping a page from their passport for a souvenir. Their scam goes well until they meet Lara from Siberia, with whom Goof becomes obsessed. 87 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) (1977)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbe, Edward Fox, Susan Penhaligon. Erik Hazelhoff is a spoiled young aristocrat who transforms himself into a daring leader in the Dutch resistance forces during World War II. 156 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Scheers, Rob van. Paul Verhoeven Boston : Faber, 1997. (MAIN: PN1998.3.V46 S3413 1997)

Spetters (1980)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Hans Van Tongeren, Renee Soutendijk, Toon Agterberg, Maarten Spanjer, Marianne Boyer, Jeroen Krabbe, Rutger Hauer. Set in 1970s Holland, this is the story of three young working-class men with a passion for motorcycle racing and for the same young woman. 123 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Spoorloos (The Vanishing) (1988)

Directed by George Sluizer. Cast: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna Ter Steege. Thriller about a young man whose wife disappears when they are on their way to their vacation. He becomes obsessed with learning what happened to her, and the story tells of his obsessive search for answers, along with the the story of her abductor's obsession with testing the limits of his own conscience. 107 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight) (1973)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven, Tonny Huurdeman, Wim van den Brink, Hans Boskamp, Dolf de Vries, Marjol Flore, Manfred de Graaf, Dick Scheffer, Bert Dijkstra. Erik Vonk is a carefree artist and ladies man until he meets Olga, a beautiful young woman with an equal passion for sexual adventure. They marry in a frenzy of erotic ecstasy, only to find that real life has other plans. When Olga is struck by a tragic illness, Erik must make a searing choice between a lust that cannot be tamed and a love that refuses to die. 108 min.

Voor een verloren soldaat (For a Lost Soldier) (1992)

Directed by Roeland Kerbosch. Cast: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbe. A dramatization of the true story of a young boy (Dutch ballet star Rudi van Dantzig) who is passionately attracted to his handsome Canadian liberator during World War II. 92 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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