Turkish Delight

  • Dir: Paul Verhoeven

  • The Netherlands, 1973, 108minmins

  • Cast: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer

Verhoeven’s first success offers tender beginnings in this melodrama of a love lost and becomes the most critically and commercially successful film in Dutch cinema. Eric (Rutger Hauer) is a free-loving Dutch sculptor who meets Olga (Monique van de Ven) when she picks him up as a hitchhiker. Despite her conservative family’s vehement objections to him, the relationship blossoms into marriage but it is eventually disrupted by Olga’s increasingly erratic behavior. The relationship ends in divorce but Eric remains entranced and puzzled by her behavior, leading to a tragic reconciliation.


1999 Netherlands Film Festival, Best Dutch Film of the 20th Century

*Post-screening seminar with Li Cheuk-to and Geoffrey Wong


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-09-10 (Sat)
      2016-10-27 (Thu)


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