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A young man carries on an affair with a wrestler's wife, without the wrestler's knowledge. The young man's father finds out, and tries to stop the whole thing. He proposes that the young man and the wrestler have a match, a fair fight, and if the young man wins he gets to keep sleeping with the wife. The young man wins against the wrestler, but it turns out that the wrestler flubbed the match as a favor to the young man, not knowing about the bet. The wrestler's wife is in on it, and begins to flirt with the boy's father too. Shenanigans ensue, and the wrestler finds out about the cheaters. When he knocks out the young man, his wife leaps back into his arms and the father drives away (almost without) his disgraced son. Written by
Funny early Verhoeven short - preparatory to features
This 20 minute movie was the last of Verhoeven's shorts. It has the same super-ugly look (clashing, bleary colors, aggressively non-attractive people and compositions) that is characteristic of his early features, and the same raunchy bitterly ironic humor too. Made in 1970 - it is a typical (except anyone as talented as Verhoeven is never typical) example of swinging 60s sexual morality. Well paced, nicely amoral and with Verhoeven closet-fascist (I share his views entirely) disgust with the grossness and worthlessness of the age in which we live palpable beneath the surface. Wickedly, deadpan-ironic and confrontational as only Paul Verhoeven can be. All in all - it is a Paul Verhoeven picture and better in some ways than his early features - certainly better than the one about the Amsterdam hooker.
I'd sure love to see his other shorts - especially the one on Mussart and the Dutch Marines.
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