Two friends meet again in the autumn of their lives. They have not seen each other for years but soon find their renewed friendship put to the test when one of them falls ill and the other ... See full summary »
Mata Hari is a beautiful Dutch-born dancer, working in Paris. It is August 1914 and war between France and Germany seems imminent. However, she accepts an invitation to travel to Berlin as ... See full summary »
I saw this film about 5 years ago at the annual film festival in Gent. I was very confused and a bit shocked when I left the cinema. At the beginning the dutch director talks directly to the public and warns you about what you're going to see: 'like an extreme episode of Jerry Springer (or Jambers, for those who speak dutch)', he says, only intended to humiliate people, embarrass them, so this is pure exploitation. The people Frisch aims his camera at are mostly lowlifes who absolutely don't care they 're being laughed at. At the end of the movie there's a scene on the beach with the breathtakingly beautiful Ellen ten Damme. I saw it again recently on DVD. It's released as part of the Reel23 series. www.filmfreaks.nl/reel23/
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