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Turkish Delight (1973)

Turks fruit (original title)
A young love faces with an old problems.

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Gerard Soeteman (screenplay), Jan Wolkers (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique van de Ven ... Olga
Rutger Hauer ... Eric
Tonny Huurdeman Tonny Huurdeman ... Moeder
Wim van den Brink Wim van den Brink ... Vader
Hans Boskamp Hans Boskamp ... Winkelchef
Dolf de Vries Dolf de Vries ... Paul
Manfred de Graaf Manfred de Graaf ... Henny
Dick Scheffer Dick Scheffer ... Accountant
Marjol Flore Marjol Flore ... Tineke
Bert Dijkstra Bert Dijkstra ... Functionaris
Bert André Bert André ... Functionaris in Limburg
Jon Bluming Jon Bluming ... Beveiliging
Paul Brandenburg Paul Brandenburg ... Bruidegom
Suze Broks Suze Broks ... Eric's One night stand (as Suzie Broks)
David Conyers David Conyers ... Amerikaan
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Storyline

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 <cfidalgo@intrex.net>

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Taglines:

This is the indulgence of passion

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

27 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eric and Olga See more »

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Budget:

NLG800,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The book that the film based on, is very popular and is read a lot in Dutch schools. See more »

Goofs

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.
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Connections

Referenced in Zwartboek: The Special (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Meisjes met rode haren
(uncredited)
Written by Manfred Oberdörffer (uncredited) & Hans Georg Moslener (uncredited)
Dutch lyrics by Pim van Zijl (uncredited)
Performed by Arne Jansen (uncredited)
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Truly a rare gem
16 March 2004 | by f.wassermannSee all my reviews

This is a very intense movie about love, hate, life and death with a lot of symbolism and realism at the same time. The plot is located in the early 70ies in Amsterdam and features Monique van de Ven and Rutger Hauer who give a really great performance. The supporting actors are also very well chosen and there are no lengthy parts in the story that can make you laugh and cry at the same time.

There are few movies that are able to create an atmosphere that intense. But be warned - this movie polarizes - either you love it or you hate it.

I'll rate it a 9 out of 10.


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