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Spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven Rating: 9,2/10 1316 reviews

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spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven

The focus on motorcycle racing is tedious. A characteristically confrontational and provocative thriller, it spins a rape-revenge storyline into a mordantly funny, blackly comic and off-kilter odyssey, and has garnered an Oscar nomination for extraordinary lead in the process. In filmic terms, the most comfortable formulation of that argument is to align, for instance, romantic comedies with socially-acceptable and, often, utterly noxious notions of gender politics. The gay-bashing scene: even if it was his idea, his friends and their girlfriends were at least if not more brutal than he was. But being too shy and inept to pull her, he ends up making something of himself and wins her heart by seeing her as something more than a possible conquest. The book tells about the Jewish uprising against Roman rule and characterizes Jesus as a radical political activist, downplaying any supernatural events and miracles as unproved or unprovable.

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Spetters (1980)

spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven

Given that delayed appreciation, Showgirls is now considered by many to be the definitive Verhoeven film. Yet this may be less sexist than it appears. All of the young men in Spetters lack loyalty, as they all attempt to sleep with Fientje, even after she takes up with Rein Von Tongeren , who is a part of their pack. Fientje first sets her sights on Rien, sure that he will become rich and famous. Tuna's comments: Spetters 1980 is the fifth Dutch film from Paul Verhoeven. Other fiction he liked were and the series.

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Purslai (1980)

spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven

The defence: A provocateur at heart, Verhoeven witnessed the monstrous mainstream success of his Dutch films, and Spetters was him prodding the bear. As he didn't actually seem to have any problems with the ladies, it's hard to buy that he suddenly became gay after he was raped. He followed this with Katie Tippel 1975 , about the rise of an ambitious young girl in 19th century Dutch society. Because it was on the news every day. You will cringe when people get hurt, and probably cheer when people triumph, even if you can't understand Dutch. Verhoeven won the for Robocop.

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Six of Paul Verhoeven’s most controversial moments

spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven

In Holland, your lead actor might have to be your boom operator when he's not on camera, you see? Motorcross was a hot sport in the Netherlands, largely due to their national champion, who nearly won the world championship. In the beginning of the 1980s, Paul Verhoeven's Dutch movies had come to the attention of Kathleen Kennedy, who showed them to her business partner Steven Spielberg. The device of seduction is employed to show just how much there is to becoming a man - in other words, there is more to finding out who you are than losing your virginity, or scoring with the best woman in town. She arrives inauspiciously with her brother in tow to run a fast food van in the centre of town, but over the course of the film she seduces all three men, ruining the life of Rien and Eef and changing Hans' destiny forever. First, he made a documentary about named Mussert 1968.

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Spetters (1980) β€” Moto Movie Review

spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven

It should, but it doesn't. Your wartime experiences in Holland seem to have colored your perception quite a bit. The only version of this I have seen is the Director's Cut. As well as this, there's also a two second shot of actually falatio, three erections as the boys make a wager as to who has the biggest!! The concept of Floris was inspired by foreign series like and. Rien refuses to accept even this, both due to his own internal weakness and also due to its social character, which he feels shamed by. He's pinned against a wheel and brutally raped by each man in the gang.

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Spetters (1980)

spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven

And I only did the movie because Phil was there. Some of those titles were produced with other directors at the helm, such as. The film was heavily criticized in Holland. Robbed of his future, of both bikes and sex, Rien becomes despondent. Spetters Netherlands, 1980 Directed by Paul Verhoeven Starring Hans von Tongeren, Toon Agterberg, Maarten Spanjer, Renee Soutendijk Long before he unleashed his particular brand of filmmaking on an unsuspecting Hollywood, Paul Verhoeven was kicking up a fuss in his native Netherlands with a series of playfully provocative films.

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Three men on a blog: FILM REVIEW: Spetters (1980)

spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven

Spetters, like all Verhoeven's best work, calls characters' identities into question and leaves us confused as to whom we are really rooting for. In a clichΓ©d sports movie, Hans would win the big race, but in fact the film follows the path on the cynical side of Reality City, as per Verhoeven's tendency. The director sees the foibles of these boner-obsessed teens. I would assume this might make the film as shocking for some viewers as it was for me. Plus, Sharon Stone comes out on top figuratively and literally as a femme fatale confidently expressing her sexuality.

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Paul Verhoeven

spetters (1980) – paul verhoeven

They live in a small industrial town in Holland. After Rien's debilitating accident, Hans sees this as his chance to become a successful racer. Last week, I briefly discussed two: , a flat track documentary, and , a very bad, very low budget biker exploitation flick. Lead actors and Mortenson will be in attendance as well as producers and. For some, Dutch actor will forever be associated with a certain rooftop speech about tears in rain. When he is injured and loses the use of his legs, he gives up.

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