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Paul Verhoeven

Date of Birth: Jul 18, 1938

Country: Netherlands

Biography: Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, and film producer who has made movies in both the Netherlands and the United States. Explicitly violent and/or sexual content and social satire are trademarks of both his drama and science fiction films. He is best known for directing the American feature films RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Starship Troopers (1997), and Hollow Man (2000)...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 26 - You've Seen 26

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Eén hagedis teveel Eén hagedis teveel (1960)  - Short Film
Summary: A woman, married with an artist, starts a relationship with one of her students, who has already got a mistress of his own. The two rivals meet.
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De worstelaar De worstelaar (1971)  - Short Film
Summary: A young man carries on an affair with a wrestler's wife, without the wrestler's knowledge. The young man's father finds out, and tries to stop the whole thing. He proposes that the young man and the wrestler have a match, a fair fight, and if the young man wins he gets to keep sleeping with the wife. The young man wins against the wrestler, but it turns out that the wrestler flubbed the match as a favor to the young man, not knowing about the bet. (imdb)
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Elle Elle (2016)
Summary: Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. (imdb)
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Steekspel Steekspel (2012)
Summary: During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco's life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him and his former mistress shows up pregnant.
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All Things Pass All Things Pass (1979)  - TV Movie
Summary: During World War II in the Netherlands, resistance-leader Arie is shot by the Dutch SS-man Niels. Arie's comrades pledge to avenge his death. 35 years later one of them, Ab, is confronted with Niels again. He decides to round up his old friends to kill him. He finds out though, that they think this is useless or are not capable of doing so anymore. Only the former communist Gerben has not forgotten his pledge and is talked into joining the execution. (IMDb)
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Der Fall Rainer Der Fall Rainer (1942)
Summary: Germany in the fall of 1918: Accompanied by the Archduke Karl Maria, Princess Henriette von Battenstein makes an inspection tour of hospitals. During these inspections, she meets Lieutenant Rainer, the former conductor of the State Opera. When she later makes music with him in the Archduke's castle, she becomes the unwilling witness to a secret cease fire negotiation.
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Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
Summary: This documentary chronicles Jerry Harvey's emergence as a brilliant programmer at Z Channel, one of the country's first pay cable stations. It also explores Harvey's emotional and psychological descent, which eventually resulted in a shocking murder/suicide and the eventual demise of Z Channel itself. (IFCTV)
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Verhoeven versus Verhoeven Verhoeven versus Verhoeven (2016)
Summary: In his career, spanning nearly fifty years, Paul Verhoeven managed to fascinate audiences time and again with movies in which the themes sex and violence play first fiddle. For director Elisabeth Van Zijll Langhout, Verhoeven's first French film Elle forms the starting point of an extensive exploration of this director's work. In an interview, Verhoeven looks back on his oeuvre, from Floris (1969) to Turks Fruit (1973) and from Basic Instinct (1992) to Zwartboek (2006). (filmfestival.nl)
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Flesh + Steel: The Making of Flesh + Steel: The Making of 'RoboCop' (2001)  - Short Film
Summary: A look behind the scenes at the making of this science fiction classic about a policeman killed in the line of duty, only to be reborn as a half-man, half-machine supercop. Includes interviews with star Peter Weller and director Paul Verhoeven, who give their views on the efforts that went into making the film.
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Hollywood Banker Hollywood Banker (2014)
Summary: How Frans Afman, a banker from the Netherlands, developed a new system for film financing, revolutionized independent filmmaking in Hollywood, but could not prevent it all from crashing down, when ambition of others turned into greed. (imdb)
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Soldaat van Oranje Revisited Soldaat van Oranje Revisited (2002)  - TV Movie
Summary: 25 years after the movie's release, cast and crew look back at their experiences of making "Soldier of Orange".
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The Making of Total Recall The Making of Total Recall (1990)  - Short Film
Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Arnold Schwarzenegger science-fiction hit. (imdb)
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Katie Tippel Katie Tippel (1975)
Summary: The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she sees the corrupting influence of money. (imdb)
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Business Is Business Business Is Business (1971)
Summary: Blonde Greet is an experienced, but kind hearted, prostitute in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Her friend and also whore Nel lives on the second floor of her house, and is explored and abused by her pimp. When Greet meets the married Piet, they feel a great attraction for each other, and Nel decides to find a boyfriend and become a straight woman. But life is not like a Hollywood movie in the streets of Amsterdam. (imdb)
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Total Recall Total Recall (1990)
Summary: Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. (imdb)
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RoboCop RoboCop (1987)
Summary: In a dystopic & crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him (imdb)
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Starship Troopers Starship Troopers (1997)
Summary: From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga, with its sweeping galactic views, to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu, teeming with shrieking, fire-spitting, brain-sucking special effects creatures, acclaimed director Paul Verhoven crafts a dazzling epic based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi adventure. Courageous soldiers travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species. (Sony)
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Showgirls Showgirls (1995)
Summary: Seduction, passion and power struggles unfold as the creators of "Basic Instinct" blow the lid off the seemingly glamorous world of Las Vegas showdancing in this controversial film that stars Elizabeth Berkley. (MGM)
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Hollow Man Hollow Man (2000)
Summary: Elisabeth Shue is Linda Foster, a scientist who is working on a serum to make people invisible. When another scientist tries the serum and becomes invisible his colleagues figure another way to bring him back to the normal world. (imdb)
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The 4th Man The 4th Man (1983)
Summary: A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom
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Flesh & Blood Flesh & Blood (1985)
Summary: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (imdb)
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Turkish Delight Turkish Delight (1973)
Summary: Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl... (imdb)
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Black Book Black Book (2006)
Summary: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
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Soldier of Orange Soldier of Orange (1977)
Summary: 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.
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Spetters Spetters (1980)
Summary: A dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which portrays the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers... (imdb)
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Basic Instinct Basic Instinct (1992)
Summary: A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger. Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone co-star in this thriller about a man who finds within himself an instinct more basic than survival. [Artisan]