This art film has no conventional dialog between the main characters. This tells a strangely compelling story of two women in a suburban home who are listening to radio news broadcasts about a missing child in their area.
During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco's life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him out and his former mistress shows up pregnant.
Three young Dutch amateur dirt bike motorcycle racers each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother, works at a concession stand at the races. Everyone is looking for a better life. The young woman wants out of the business and away from her brother. The motocross racers want to make their marks as professional racers, like their hero, played by Rutger Hauer.Written by
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The first movie by Paul Verhoeven and Gerard Soeteman that was not produced by Rob Houwer. They left Houwer over the many artistic and financial arguments they had had over the years, and went to Joop van den Ende, who was pretty much the only other large producer in the Netherlands who could secure the necessary budget at the time. See more »
When Fientje confronts the journalist, she pulls her big blue Chevy right in front of the journalists sports car from his left side. He even leans on her car just a few feet away from his car while talking to her. Moments later, they both get into his sports car and he drives forward and to the left, exactly where her car should be. See more »
Was released uncut in the UK before the video recordings act, on a laserdisc by Embassy Video See more »
I first saw this movie on tv when I was 10 or something. It kind of grossed me out. Now I'm 28 and bought the movie. I guess in a way I'm still a kid, because it still grosses me out. It's a chilling account of how life will twist and turn and sometimes, not for any particular reason crushing people
The ending is a strangely happy one. With the looser of the three main characters ending up with the girl.
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