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Director:
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 »
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"Love Story" told by Paul Verhoeven See more (32 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
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nouchka van Brakel .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Strengholt Laurens .... props
 
Sound Department
Ad Roest .... sound
Wim Wolfs .... adr mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Theo van de Sande .... assistant camera
Willem Veenman .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Ina Berlet .... assistant editor
Mulle Goetz-Dickopp .... assistant editor
Digna Sinke .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solo
 

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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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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 »
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Continuity: The level of "poisoned" gin on the beach changes from high to low and back to high as scene changes.See more »
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Eric Vonk:I screw better than God.See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
"Love Story" told by Paul Verhoeven, 14 September 2006
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

Few days ago, I watched the documentary Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) about a channel that had brought the great and unavailable anywhere else films to its 100, 000 lucky subscribers in LA in 70s - 80s. While enjoying the clips from many Foreign and Independent movies that were the best part of documentary, I was able to recognize the movie that I saw many years ago in Moscow and still remember well, I could not only recall the title. I remember that the movie was Dutch, very erotic – in the raw, brutal, twisted yet beautiful and passionate way. Watching "Z Channel..." I was happy to instantly recognize "Turks fruit" (1973) aka "Turkish Delight" made by Paul Verhoeven in 1973. I checked with Netflix, the movie was available; I bumped it up in my queue and just finished watching it. My memory served me well - Verhoeven's early film is as naturalistic, earthy, brutal, erotic, humorous, poetic, poignant, and captivating as I remember it. Based on the novel by Jan Wolker, "Turkish Delight" stars young, hot, very sexy (and I mean it - VERY SEXY) Rutger Hauer as a bohemian free spirited and often cruel sculptor Eric and even younger Monique van de Van as his wife Olga, child-like yet as sensual as Eric was, "the light of his life, the fire of his loins". The film that describes their stormy relationship has become the most financially successful Holland's film that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film and was proclaimed by Jan Wolker a "75% masterpiece".

There are not very many directors in the world that can create the atmosphere of raw sensuality as well as Verhoeven (of his Dutch period, especially). Verhoeven is known for uncompromising approach to his work, fiery temperament, and aggressive movie-making. Joe Ezsterhaus who worked with Verhoeven on two films said about him: "The guy is like his movies: brilliant, mercurial, very daring, perverse, a wonderful series of paradoxes and contradictions..." "The Turkish Delight" is all that and I love it but I can understand how its graphic sexuality, more than one disgusting and revolting scenes (but they had to be in the movie) and crude behavior may put off a lot of viewers. Be prepared, "Turkish Delight" is delightful but it is very intense and often not easy to watch.

8/10

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