This is one of my favourit films of Rutger Hauer
/Paul Verhoven and Im not speaking about the nacked scenes with frontal or not frontal nudes only-The movie is
simply one of the Best movies of the European Cinema from the 70s.
The all idea of the story its amazing so full
of passion and phsycological tension. And if the all nudity doesnt make my first point of interest about
this particular film ,I must say that the courage of Rutger Hauer to created such caracter, making the kind of cinema he wanted
We cannot forget how young he was and such mature
actor.This was one of the most important films of that decade and because of many important reasons.The nude scenes for the
first time so direct and impressive ,made almost, if not a revolution in peoples minds an important transformation in
many aspects of other people 's social life.It was the decade of the freedom in several countries. America living another
reality after the paradisiac hippy dream of a culture with no social differences or war and France with the student mouvements
of May 68 already in the past,borning to show us other roads.
The film of Verhoven brough a new vision to
cinema ,another way to do things and those who had the luck of seeing it at the time it was released
will never forget all the emotions felt by that story.Rutger Hauer its an important element there.Because if his physycal
presence and because of his natural talent and hard work.He was able of creating the ilusion of beeing that persona Eric Vonk,
the sculptor who was such cruel,amuzing and at the same time egotistic and romantic creation.
With the memory of this movie ,other memories came
into my mind and the funniest is the story of the first time I saw ( not seeing ) the film
My friend-the one who was always travelling in the
search of new movies made another trip to Holland and he brought Turks Fruits to introduce it to our little group.Well,we
made another reunion in his home and some of the members where wifes and girlfriends of the fellow friends present.One of
our friend was having a very hard time with his girlfriend so we invited both to spend the night with us.Everything was okay
until the first minute s of the movie.After some remarks about Rutger Hauer 's eyes and Monique Van de Ven 's hair ,the couple
started an incredible discussion and anybody could see the movie in that day.Weeks later somebody told me that they were together
again travelling to some north europe country.I was invited to another reunion but I couldnt make so I had
to wait some more years - I believe one or two years more until I finally saw that movie.Which I did in the
company of a femail friend.After the end of the movie and with me thinking about a nice restaurant ,she told me that she wouldnt
have dinner with me.She wanted to go back to the cinema to watch the movie a second time.And so we did.I spent that
all night eating corn and seing the turks fruits again and again .In the the cinema room a nice middle aged lady
seated by my side spent the all time of the movie knocking my arm with her fingers and wispering me "--Oh my god isnt the
young man fantastic,look to that body!"
I was looking, yes and eating my popcorn.
Rutger Hauer was indeed the most amazing young man,but
more than that he was a splendid actor and that unforgetable movie will remain in my memory as the most beautiful sight.
By mariahenriques ©