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Writers:
Gerard Soeteman (writer)
Jan Wolkers (novel)
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Release Date:
September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Paul Verhoeven 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerard Soeteman  writer
Jan Wolkers  novel

Produced by
Rob Houwer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rogier van Otterloo 
 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont 
 
Film Editing by
Jan Bosdriesz 
 
Makeup Department
Bobby Eerhart .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Strengholt Laurens .... props
 
Sound Department
Ad Roest .... sound
Wim Wolfs .... adr mixer
 
Music Department
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solo
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Turks fruit" - Netherlands (original title)
"Eric and Olga" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1993) (video release) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1973) | France:-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2007) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:(Banned) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Netherlands:16 (re-rating) | Norway:(Banned) (1973-2003) (cinema release) | South Korea:18 (1989) (cut) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (uncut) | USA:R | USA:X (self applied) | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
One of the negatives from the film had been badly scratched, necessitating a re-shoot. This happened to be the scene where Erik makes a drawing of his genitals, and it was re-shot on the day that one of the film's funders visited the set. Although the crew was a bit worried by the funder's startled look from witnessing the filming of this scene, he later assured the crew that he knew the book the movie was based on.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the thunderstorm, when Eric is walking towards Olga who is standing outside in the rain, the reflection of a spotlight providing "lightning" can be seen on the surface of the door.See more »
Quotes:
Eric Vonk:I screw better than God.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Zwartboek: The Special (2006) (V)See more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, 17 June 2006
Author: haildevilman from Tokyo, Japan

Best Dutch film ever.

A pre action movie Rutger Hauer proves he can act.

The full romantic scrambles this film shows probably hit home for so many people. Hence it's success.

It continues to be successful. It recently played Tokyo again in a few art houses and people were lined up. Not just the Dutch expats either, EVERYBODY.

It well deserved its nomination. If the Genius Kurosawa hadn't been nominated, this would have won.

Rutger, we hardly knew ye. HAIL!

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