Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turks fruit / Turkish Delight (1973)
DVD5 (cust.) | VIDEO_TS | PAL, 16:9 (720x576) VBR | 01:43:37 | 3.23 Gb
Audio: Nederlands-English AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Psychological Drama, Erotic Drama

In Paul Verhoeven's sexual psychodrama Turkish Delight – an adaptation of Jan Wolkers' best-selling erotic novel – Rutger Hauer (Soldier of Orange) is Eric, an Amsterdam artist whose paintings and sculptures are all perverse. He spends his days wandering around the city and picking up young female lovers – whom he beds and then tosses aside mercilessly – and keeps an extensive scrapbook of mementos from his bedmates. Eric is deeply haunted, however, by a dysfunctional past relationship. He only fell in love on one occasion: with Olga (Verhoeven regular Monique Van de Ven), a mentally unstable woman dying of a brain tumor. The film received a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination in 1973 and became one of the most lucrative motion pictures ever generated by the Dutch film industry.

Synopsis by Nathan Southern, Allmovie.com

This early exercise in excess from Paul Verhoeven includes realistic depictions of, in no particular order: murder, sex, solo sex, bondage, gore, vomit (a pivotal plot point), feces, and full-frontal male and female nudity. Obviously, Turkish Delight is not for all tastes, but the adventurous cinema lover will gut it out to see the origins of the distinctive styles of Verhoeven and his cinematographer Jan de Bont (who later directed Speed and Twister). Rutger Hauer and the other principals are entirely believable in their roles, which makes the vulgarity even more difficult to stomach. Actually, after the first shocking ten minutes, the film is fitfully funny, but perversely, darkly so. Keeping up with the director's cagey time-shifting will engage the mind while the visuals arouse the senses.

Review by Buzz McClain, Allmovie.com

IMDB 7,2/10
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Director: Paul Verhoeven

Writers: Jan Wolkers (novel), Gerard Soeteman

Cast: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer and other

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]

Turkish Delight (1973) [Re-Up]


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