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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 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Love and drama. See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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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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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Aspect Ratio:
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:
Another reason why director Paul Verhoeven chose Monique van de Ven over Willeke van Ammelrooy was because he considered van Ammelrooij too sensual for the part of the innocent and somewhat childish Olga. Verhoeven even had a picture of van de Ven on his desk while writing the screenplay, so he could better imagine the character.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The level of "poisoned" gin on the beach changes from high to low and back to high as scene changes.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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23 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Love and drama., 4 October 2005
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

"Turks fruit" has been voted best Dutch movie recently. I can see why, "Turks fruit" is a delicious treat and perfectly mixes an heavy love story with dramatic and realistic moments life is filled with.

"Turks fruit" is fine example of good storytelling. The movie is carried by the characters that are very realistically portrayed. Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven and Dolf de Vries really are some fine actors. Paul Verhoeven shows with this movie that he also is a great actor director. This movie marked the first real big movie-role breakthrough for both Hauer and van de Ven and also for Verhoeven himself.

The movie is filled with some typical and subtle Dutch humor which I really enjoyed in this movie. Some of the characters might seem a bit odd but I can assure you that all of the characters are very realistic and are nothing uncommon here in the Netherlands.

The movie is really daring, especially for its time and is not afraid to show some 'skin' and some explicit scene's. But all of it is done with lots of style so the movie never becomes offensive. The movie is also filled with what later become some typical trademark Verhoeven gore. But all of it serves a purpose in the movie, so it never feels forced like its deliberately put in the movie, to shock the viewers. Verhoeven is a master in this. This is the first Verhoeven movie were he uses the same style which he still puts in his movies these days. The first typically, recognizable Verhoeven movie you can say.

The nice little soundtrack is composed by Rogier van Otterloo who later also worked on "Soldaat van Oranje" and "Keetje Tippel", with Verhoeven again. The harmonica solo's are recognizably done by Toots Thielemans who might very well be the best harmonica player of all time. The cinematography is done by Jan de Bont and gives an at times nice and realistic view of the Netherlands in the '70's.

Not THE best Dutch movie of all time (in my opinion that still is "Soldaat van Oranje") but this movie absolutely, most certainly is a romantic/dramatic masterpiece with lots of symbolism and unforgettable and powerful moments in it, that perfectly shows the early talent of Verhoeven, Hauer and van de Ven.

10/10

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