Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a ... See full summary »
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Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl. The story follows the arc of their relationship and his interaction with her family. Told in flashback form, initially Hauer is seen as a libertine lothario collector, taking trophies from his sexual conquests and pasting them in a book. He sees a sculpture he made of his lost lover and goes into a flashback of his relationship with his wife. He meets the girl, falls in love with/marries her, and we meet her parents: a charming, well meaning, bumbling father, and his shrew of a wife, who's convinced Hauer's too much of a bohemian to make a good mate for her daughter. Eventually, the petty jealousies, the sexual hijinks, and the climactic vomit scene prove too much for the marriage, and sculptor and his lady fair separate. Flash forward several months, and Hauer finds the girl back... Written by
Rutger rules in early Verhoeven pic that sensualizes
Although known as The Sensualist, this erotic push the envelope type drama (remember it's Verhoeven here) sees Hauer as a bold playboy/gifted sculptor who strikes up a friendship, with a hottie, who sadly later, catches Cancer. Filmed in 1973 this very well made and explicit film forecasts a a true star in the making, long curly haired Hauer. He's so likable and funny (one dining room scene that has him nearly about to eat a horse's eye, where he stands up and complains is memorably funny) as sex driven and independent Eric, who likes to use woman's pubic hair as moustache's, (part of his art) or who isn't afraid to jump in the back of beautiful chick's convertibles while at traffic lights. Although this film will offend some, none more than the penis stuck in zipper/blood on pliers scene, The Sensualist is very entertaining, and is more than just a sex film, with some underlined hidden messages. For Rutger and Verhoeven fans, definitely. Great movie soundtrack.
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