Turks fruit (1973) AKA Turkish Delight

In Paul Verhoeven’s sexual psychodrama Turkish Delight — an adaptation of Jan Wolkers’ best-selling erotic novel — Rutger Hauer 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, a mentally unstable woman dying of a brain tumor.

Director: Paul Verhoeven. AKA Turkish Delight
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Monique Van de Ven, Tonny Huurdeman, Win Van den Brink, Hans Boskamp, Dolf de Vries, Manfred de Graaf, Dick Scheffer, Marjol Flore, Bert Dijkstra, Bert André, Jon Bluming, Paul Brandenburg, Suze Broks, David Conyers.

1974 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


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  1. Jon W.
    July 28, 2019

    RIP Rutger Hauer (January 23, 1944 – July 19, 2019).

  2. Maureen Ch.
    July 28, 2019

    Best love story film ever, mr. Hauer was amazing here!

  3. John
    October 13, 2019

    Great acting from Rutger Hauer and Monique. Paul Verhoeven did a great job here too. I first saw this movie in the Netherlands in the early 80s. Definitely ahead of its time.

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