Turks fruit

Paul Verhoeven Feature film - 1973 - 112 min.

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Brazen adaptation of Jan Wolkers's novel won an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-language Film Production and marked the breakthrough of director Paul Verhoeven in Hollywood. The film tells of an artist (played by Rutger Hauer) having an impassioned romance with a young woman (a role played by the twenty-year-old acting school student Monique van de Ven) who later dies from a brain tumour. Verhoeven's Turks Fruit is one of the most successful Dutch movies of all times (3.5 million visitors). During the 1999 Netherlands Film Festival Verhoeven received a Golden Calf for Best Dutch Film of the Century for Turks Fruit. In 2007 the film was also admitted to the "Canon van de Nederlandse Film", a list of the most important Dutch films.


Director(s) Paul Verhoeven
Producer(s) Rob Houwer
Production Company
Verenigde Nederlandsche Filmcompagnie
Director of Photography
Production Design
Ralf van de Elst
Haymo Henry Heyder
Sound on Set
Ad Roest
Production Country