This combination of social drama and soft porn has many bizarre moments, but is actually pretty well acted by Hugo Metsers and especially the stunning Carry Tefsen, with a off beat beauty that reminds of Liza Minnelli.
Metsers, just released from prison, gets a flat in one of the huge Bijlmer buildings near Amsterdam (brand new in the late sixties, when this movie got made). Soon he finds out that this building is full of sex addicted housewifes. He enjoys this to the fullest, eventually starting a small business in orgies. While most of the women seem to have no control over their lust after Metsers, his neighbour Tefsen, happily married but with a unstoppable sex drive, is in full control all the time. She encourages the young man to explore all the sexual possibilities this building has to offer, giving him the confidence he so badly needs after four years in prison. Later she runs the orgie business along side him.
After the movie was shown at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht this year, Tefsen appeared on stage. She was welcomed to an wild ovation and shared some set stories along with director Wim Verstappen. It turned out she actually saw the film in full for the first time that night and was pleasantly suprised by her performance some thirty-two years earlier. She also thought the movie was a beautiful time capsule, showing life in the Netherlands of those days in a pretty honest way. Tefsen still looked radiant at the festival and it is a shame she gets so few chances to show her talents as filmactress. Over the years she played many well-recieved parts on stage though, especially in musicals such as Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, Irma la Douce and the Dutch classic De Jantjes.
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