TOP 10 MOST SUCCESFUL DUTCH CINEMA MOVIES

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Top 10 Most Successful Dutch Movies (Cinema)

The Dutch film industry is quite small, but has produced a whole series of boxing lessons. Directors like Bert Haanstra and Paul Verhoeven have printed their stamp on the Dutch film. Here is a description of the ten most successful Dutch films, ranked from the tenth to the first place.

10. Alleman

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Visitors: 1,665,000
Year: 1963
Director: Bert Haanstra

Director Bert Haanstra published his film ‘Alleman’ in 1963, a documentary about the everyday life of the Dutch in the early sixties of the last century. There are no special or famous people in the documentary. It is a unique time picture of average Dutch, still before the sexual revolution and the hippie generation. The film won various international awards, including a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. The documentary also drew an Oscar nomination on hold. ‘Alleman’ is considered to be the best Dutch documentary since 1945.

TOP 10 MOST SUCCESFUL DUTCH CINEMA MOVIES

9. Keetje Tippel

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Visitors: 1,829,000
Year: 1975
Director: Paul Verhoeven

Keetje Tippel ‘tells the moved story of the young Keetje, moving with her family from the countryside to Amsterdam, looking for a better life. The story is based on two French-language novels by author Neel Doff. Keetje is raped by one of her bosses, opposes her will in the prostitution, gets tuberculosis, meets a rich man with whom she is in a relationship but eventually leaves her: her quest for happiness is clearly not about roses. The film was released in 1975. Monique van de Ven performed the role of Keetje.

8. Gooische Women

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Visitors: 1,919,982
Year: 2011
Director: Will Koopman

After shutting down the television series ‘Gooische Vrouwen’, the same movie was released in 2011.‘Gooic Women’ shows the life stories of the four girlfriends Cheryl, Anouk, Claire and Roelien, all from the Gooi. Even during the first days after the premiere, the film attracted large numbers of visitors.Within 23 days, one million visitors had seen “Gooic Women.” The film received the Diamonds Film Prize for that reason.

7. Gooische Women 2

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Visitors: 2,000,000
Year: 2014
Director: Will Koopman

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Was the first movie “Gooische Vrouwen” already a big success, 2014’s “Gooische Vrouwen 2” follow-up film could attract more visitors as possible. The continuation of the life story of the four Gooi friends was viewed by 2 million movie visitors. “Gooische Vrouwen 2” became the most visited cinema movie from 2014.

6. Flodder

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Visitors: 2,314,000
Year: 1986
Director: Dick Maas

The story of the unusual family Flodder who lives in a chic villaburge and simply continues his asocial lifestyle is the subject of the movie ‘Flodder’ from 1986. Dick Maas signed for the direction of ‘Flodder’.The great success of the film followed two further films and a television series. More than 2.3 million visitors went to the cinema to watch ‘Flodder’.

5. Blue movie

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Visitors: 2,335,000
Year: 1971
Director: Wim Verstappen

It was the first Dutch film to show sex scenes: ‘Blue Movie’ from 1971, directed by Wim Verstappen.Initially, the Film Selection did not allow the display of ‘Blue Movie’, but eventually more than 2.3 million movie visitors watched the movie. The subject of ‘Blue Movie’ is Michael’s life course, which just comes from jail and is going to live in a flat in the Bijlmer. There he puts a private sex club on rope.

4. What do I see !?

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Visitors: 2,359,000
Year: 1971
Director: Paul Verhoeven

This film by director Paul Verhoeven of 1971 was initially criticized because of the sex scenes that occurred. The story of the two Amsterdam prostitutes Blonde Greet and Nel attracted 2.36 million people to the cinema. The subject of ‘What do I see !?’ is based on Albert Mol’s same-name book.

3. Ciske de Rat

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Visitors: 2,433,000
Year: 1955
Director: Wolfgang Stadutes

The original film ‘Ciske de Rat’ from 1955 was directed by German Wolfgang Staudte. The subject of the film is based on Piet Bakker’s books. The Amsterdam street boy Cis Vrijmoeth is neglected by his mother and almost never sees his father, the sailor. Teacher Bruis is the only one who knows about Ciske. In a cry of anger Ciske puts his mother down. After being fired from the retirement home, he lives with his father and Tante Jans and makes the story a happy end. ‘Ciske de Rat’ was viewed in 1955 by 2.43 million movie lovers and won a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. ‘Ciske de Rat’ was filmed again in 1984.

2. Fanfare

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Visitors: 2,636,000
Year: 1958
Director: Bert Haanstra

‘Fanfare’ from 1958 is a comic feature film directed by Bert Haanstra. The story of the fanfare of the village Lagerwiede is the theme of the film. The fanfare wants to win a competition, but it breaks out and the association is divided into two camps. Eventually each camp takes part in the competition, with its own composition. At the competition, both camps are simultaneously on stage and simultaneously play their composition, with which the entire fanfare association wins the competition.The film was recorded in Giethoorn and was the film debut of Bert Haanstra. Over 2.6 million cinemas watched the film.

1. Turkish Fruit

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Visitors: 3,338,000
Year: 1973
Director: Paul Verhoeven

‘Turkish Fruit’ remains the most successful Dutch film to date. In 1973, Paul Verhoeven directed this highly-rated boxing-man, with Monique van de Ven and Rutger Hauer in the lead role. The same novel by Jan Wolkers produced the story of the film. The young sculptor Erik is already meeting Olga. Olga and Erik fall in love, marry and experience a romantic summer. After her father’s death, Olga has a relationship with an American. This relationship goes awry and Olga returns to her parental home, where she meets Erik again. Then Olga establishes a brain tumor, which she eventually dies in Erik’s arms. Not less than 3.3 million people watched the film in Dutch cinemas. The film received an Oscar nomination for best non-English production.

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