This short film was made with great loveand skill by Charles Huguenot van der Linden, who was born in 1905. This Tiny World offers us a nostalgic glance at old toys. Toys that cannot always move by themselves are brought into life in the small universe of film. The toys that were used for this film come from private collections and various museums.
Chris Luger, a fascistic psychopath from The Hague, kidnaps the simple-minded daughter of a millionaire. Her dad refuses to pay the ransom.
A quack dentist is mistaken by a corrupt Dutch Colonel for one of Napoleons Inspector Generals during Napoleons occupation in 1811. What follows is a hilarious feast of similar misunderstandings and is only meant for those with a good sense of humor.
Maarten, a scientist approaching middle age, lives with his sickly mother so he can take care of her. While he is very close with his mother, he hasn’t had any other successful relationships with the opposite sex — in fact, he is still a virgin. However, God himself enters Maarten’s dream and gives him one week to have sex. If Maarten fails, he will be struck dead. Fearing for his life, he develops a dashing alter ego to help guide him through dating.
Hailed by Susan Sontag as “the most important experimental filmmaker of his generation,” Medea is the Dutch master’s strident, confrontational take on the Euripides tragedy, performed and adapted for stage by Ganci Geraedts and Josee Ruiter.
In Amsterdam, the violinist Emilia is married with Charles and they have a little daughter, Anna. Emilia is trying to sell the house that belonged to her deceased mother. One day, she is alone in the house changing clothes and out of the blue the client Leon comes into the room using the key provided by the real estate agent. Leon starts a seducing game with Emilia and they have a kinky love affair, affecting her relationship with Charles and Anna.
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.
This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.