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SHOWING 54 FILMS FROM NETHERLANDS

SIMON

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
Following a chance re-encounter, two drastically different men reignite a friendship after eight years. Simon is an amusing portrait of a companionship that grapples with the issues of non-traditional families, gay marriage, and terminal illness with wit and warmth. |Read More

SO BEAUTIFUL

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Stefan van de Staak
  • Country: Netherlands
Sonia, an elderly lady, treats herself to a day at the beach. Soon she is approached by a young woman who asks her to keep an eye on her bag. Time passes and Sonia wants to go home, but there's no sign of the girl. By opening the girl's bag to have a look before she leaves, she starts longing for her younger days. She goes away, leaving behind a surprising gift for the girl. |Read More
Drama

SOULS OF NAPLES

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
In 1606 an aristocratic charity organization in Naples commissioned Caravaggio to create a painting whose themes were to be charity, reconciliation, life, and death. Four centuries later, a great documentarian explores the still-contrasting worlds of the city today, where aristocratic enclaves exist next to streets teeming with crowded tenements and poverty, and creates a penetrating portrait. In Italian. |Read More
Documentary

STRIKE A POSE

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan
  • Country: Netherlands, Belgium
To the fans, they were the unforgettably talented men who supported the career of one of the world's most beloved and controversial music artists: Madonna. Behind the scenes they were an impressionable group of young dancers whose lives were forever changed by her influence. Strike a Pose reunites the men 25 years later, providing the chance to learn about the emotional truth behind the glamorous facade. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)

TOPOR AND ME

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
If you were a fan of the soft-core Emmanuelle films of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, then Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel was likely your own personal sex goddess. However, Kristel also happens to be an avid painter, and in her directorial debut she waxes nostalgic about the Paris art scene during the start of her film career, a scene that revolved around figures like Hugo Claus, W.F. Hermans, and Kristel's own painting teacher Roland Topor. |Read More
Animation

TRICKED

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Paul Verhoeven
  • Country: Netherlands
Harnessing the power of creative crowd-sourcing, Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct) takes on traditional methods of filmmaking by letting the public write most of his next movie. Tricked follows Verhoeven as he navigates the challenges of developing a mass-produced script, then puts the results on screen. Verhoeven’s newest movie, it turns out, follows wealthy patriarch Remco, whose extramarital and business affairs prove more costly than expected. Yet, as his world unravels, a clever web of deceit is revealed. |Read More
Drama, Documentary
In part three, Tulse arrives in Barcelona and Rome, and is on the run from a bounty hunter. Numbers have always been significant in Greenaway's movies, and the Tulse Luper trilogy is no exception. Why 92 suitcases? Ninety-two is the periodic-table number of the element uranium, and uranium is central to Tulse Luper's life. In English. |Read More
Part one of this painterly eight-hour, three-film epic, The Moab Story tells of the childhood and young adult life of Tulse Luper, writer and perpetual prisoner, who, in the course of his adventures, fills 92 suitcases with various objects and artifacts. This installment finds young Luper in South Wales and Moab, Utah. In English. |Read More

VIVERE

On Christmas Eve, Francesca sets out from her small town for the big city, Rotterdam, to find her little sister, who has run off to follow her musician boyfriend. On the way, she picks up Gerlinde, a heartbroken older woman at the end of her rope. This exquisitely photographed tale employs a fragmented timeline to illustrate the story of three lost souls on the run. In German and Dutch. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

VOICES OF BAM

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Maasja Ooms and Aliona van der Horst
  • Country: Netherlands
The earthquake that struck the ancient city of Bam in December 2003 killed over 43,000 people and left twice that number injured or homeless. This sensitive doc reveals the thoughts of the survivors and their eloquent hopes for the future, according them an all-too rare dignity. In Farsi. |Read More
Documentary

WAVUMBA

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeroen van Velzen and Jeroen van Velzen
  • Country: Netherlands
Mysticism and color reign in this stunning documentary steeped in the fishermen lore of Kenya. Revisiting a childhood fairy tale of a spirit-filled island with the magic to either bless or curse a fisherman's journey, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen explores his memories via Masoud, a real-life legend of shark fishing. His glory days long gone, Masoud relives his youth through grandiose stories told with swaggering pride and heartbreaking nostalgia. |Read More
Documentary