Genre: Mystery


Bezeten - Het gat in de muur (1969)
| USA: Obsessions



Dutch Cinema: Bezeten - Het gat in de muur (1969)
 

Director: Pim de la Parra
Cast: Alexandra Stewart, Dieter Geissler, Tom van Beek, Donald Jones, Elisabeth Versluys, Marijke Boonstra, Fons Rademakers, Hasmig Terveen, Michael Krebs,

Description:

A painting falls off the wall in a rented room. The tenant, Nils (Dieter Geissler), a doctorate student in medicine, looks through the little hole in the wall to what happens in his neighbors room. What he sees makes him forget his textbooks quickly. It's not just the sex that generates his curiosity; Soon he witnesses events that point towards a crime. As he becomes more and more entangled in the web of mystery, his fiancé, Marina (Alexandra Stewart), a young journalist, receives an assignment to report a murder case.
Camera: Jan de Bont !

Script writer: Pim de la Parra, Martin Scorsese, Wim Ve
Soundtrack: Bernard Herrmann
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Psycho



Blu-ray: USA - "Obsessions"
Released 09-MAY-2017 by Cult Epics
The obscure film OBSESSIONS (aka A HOLE IN THE WALL) was directed by Dutch artsploitation auteur Pim de la Parra and co-produced by longtime collaborator Wim Verstappen (BLUE MOVIE). This gritty, psychedelic Hitchockian mystery, which is notable for being the first Dutch film shot in English-language, starts in a savagely brutal fashion. When a bloody painting of Vincent van Gogh falls from a wall and exposes a makeshift peephole, student protagonist Nils Janssen (played by the film's German co-producer Dieter Geissler) becomes an unwitting witness to a gruesome sex crime next door. When his young fiancée Marina (Alexandra Stewart of Troffaut's DAY FOR NIGHT), an enterprising journalist, tells him about a report of a murder that she is writing, he naturally wonders if it's the very same killing.

This classic exploitation film was the birth of auteur cinema in Holland, and inspired legendary filmmakers such as Paul Verhoeven to make their start in the industry. Originally distributed in over 100 countries, the film remained unreleased in the U.S. (and France) – until now. Perhaps most notably, the film was co-written by a young Martin Scorsese, who shot the legendary erotic drama sequence for his first feature WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR (1968) in Amsterdam, that same year. Additionally, the film also stars legendary Dutch filmmaker Fons Rademakers (MIRA, THE ASSAULT), is edited by Henry Rust (CHILDREN OF PARADISE) and scored by Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann (TAXI DRIVER, SISTERS). OBSESSIONS is a curious cultural hybrid where late-1960s Dutch exploitation and classic Hollywood Hitchcock collide in a provacative and revolutionary fashion.
Edition: BD+DVD
Duration: 91 min.
Rating: Not Rated
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: none
Regioncode: A,B
Extras: Introductions, Interviews, Scorpio Films excerpt, Dutch trailer, Script notes by Martin Scorsese, Photo gallery,
Comment: Bluray + DVD
Discs: 2, BD50



Brimstone (2017)



Dutch Cinema: Brimstone (2017)
 

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pierce, Carice van Houten, Kit Harington, Emilia Jones, Carla Juri, Tygo Gernandt, Jack Hollington

Description:

Wrongly accused of a crime she didn't commit, a frontier woman turned fugitive is hunted by a vengeful preacher in the menacing inferno of the old American West
Script writer: Martin Koolhoven
Soundtrack: Tom Holkenborg (Junkie-XL)
Genre: Western, Mystery, Thriller

16yr and olderViolenceFear   Rude Language     12yr and olderSexDiscriminationDrugs and/or Alcohol Addiction

Blu-ray: NL
Released 21-APR-2017 by Paradiso Films
Brimstone is een duister verhaal dat zich afspeelt aan het einde van de 19e eeuw. Een spannende, gewelddadige en epische thriller over Liz (Dakota Fanning), een jonge vrouw wiens leven en dat van haar gezin op het spel komt te staan als een huiveringwekkende dominee (Guy Pearce) in haar leven verschijnt.
Duration: 148 min.
Rating: NL-16
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: Dutch
Regioncode: B (A, C untested)
Extras: Deleted scenes, Interviews, Trailer
Discs: 1, BD-50



Daglicht (2013)



Dutch Cinema: Daglicht (2013)
 

Director: Diederik Van Rooijen
Cast: Angela Schijf, Monique van de Ven, Fedja van Huet, Daniel Verbaan, Derek de Lint, Maartje van de Wetering, Matteo van der Grijn, Victor Löw, Thijs Römer, Johan Siefken

Description:

The lawyer, Iris Boelens, begins having problems with her mild-autistic son Aaron. As her son gets suspended for a week, Iris asks her mom Ageeth permission to spend that time in her house. A fish tank specialist, who drops by to take care of the aquarium, casually says that Aaron reminds him of her brother Ray. Iris is unique child, therefore the reluctance of her mother to talk about this fact unchains a set of contradictory events in the otherwise stressed lawyer. Iris has been hired by the rich lady owner of Benschop enterprises to investigate the accusations of child pornography filmmaker made against her dissolute son. Iris discovers in the office of her mother the real existence of her brother Ray. Through the Internet she came upon the fact that he was declared guilty of killing his companion Rosita and her baby Anna. Ray is an autistic man, who after a deficient official investigation and the bungled decision of a judge was condemned to 20 years in correctional mental health
Script writer: Philip Delmaar
Story based on the book 'Daglicht' by Marion Pauw
Soundtrack: Bart Westerlaken
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

12yr and olderViolenceFear   Rude Language     All AgesSexDiscriminationDrugs and/or Alcohol Addiction

Blu-ray: NL
Released 11-SEP-2013 by A-Film Benelux
De ambitieuze advocate Iris (Angela Schijf) moet schipperen tussen haar rol als alleenstaande moeder en die van strafpleiter in soms schemerige zaken. Als ze in het huis van haar moeder Ageeth (Monique van de Ven) logeert, stuit ze op een duister familiegeheim. Ze blijkt een broer te hebben waarvan het bestaan altijd zorgvuldig is verzwegen. De autistische Ray (Fedja van Huêt) zit in een TBS-kliniek, veroordeeld voor de gruwelijke moord op zijn buurvrouw en haar dochtertje.

Iris trekt zich het lot van haar broer aan, ook omdat ze veel overeenkomsten ziet tussen hem en haar zoontje Aron (Danel Verbaan). Ze probeert haar broer vrij te pleiten, maar in haar zoektocht naar de waarheid ontdekt ze nog veel gruwelijkere geheimen...
Duration: 115 min.
Rating: NL-12
Audio: Dutch: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: Dutch, English
Regioncode: B (A, C untested)
Discs: 1, BD-25



Loft (BE) (2008)



Dutch Cinema: Loft (BE) (2008)
 

Director: Erik van Looy
Cast: Bruno Vanden Broucke, Koen de Bouw, Veerle Baetens, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts, Koen De Graeve

Description:

Five married men rent a loft-appartment together and use it to spend time with their mistresses. When on one day they find the body of a dead women in the appartment, they start to suspect each other of murder.
Script writer: Bart De Pauw
Soundtrack: Wolfram de Marco
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance



Blu-ray: BE
Released 25-NOV-2009 by Woestijnvis NV
Vijf getrouwde mannen delen stiekem een loft, waar ze in alle rust hun minnaressen ontvangen. Een prima regeling tot ze op een winterochtend het lijk aantreffen van een jonge vrouw. Geen van hen weet wie de vrouw is, waar ze vandaan komt en hoe ze terecht is gekomen in de loft waarvan alleen zij de sleutel bezitten. Noodgedwongen proberen de vrienden zelf uit te zoeken wat er gebeurd is en waarom, maar al vlug beginnen ze elkaar te wantrouwen en zal blijken dat ze veel minder van elkaar afweten dan ze oorspronkelijk dachten...
Duration: 118 min.
Rating:
Audio: Flemish:DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD 5.1, LPCM 2.0
Subtitles: Dutch, Flemish, Flemish SDH, French, English
Regioncode: ABC
Extras: SD (576i): Trailer | Teaser | Making of... (60min.) | Music recording at Abbey Road | The casting | All you need is ne Loft | Audiocommentary by wrtiter & director
Discs: 1, BD50



Me & Mr. Jones on Natallee Island (2011)



Dutch Cinema: Me & Mr. Jones on Natallee Island (2011)
 

Director: Paul Ruven
Cast: Robert de Hoog, Hanna Verboom

Description:

Five years after the disappearance of high school girl Natalee Holloway in Aruba, an ambitious journalist wants to break into alleged murderer Joran van der Sloot's home to force a breakthrough in the case.
Script writer: Marian Batavier, Paul Ruwen
Soundtrack: Christian Henson
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

12yr and olderViolenceFearDrugs and/or Alcohol Addiction   Rude Language     All AgesSexDiscrimination

Blu-ray: NL
Released 22-NOV-2011 by Video/Film Express B.V.
Het fictieve verhaal over een undercoverjournalist (De Hoog), die vijf jaar na de verdwijning van Natalee Holloway naar haar op zoek gaat. Hij hoopt een doorbraak te forceren door bij Van der Sloot in te breken en doet dan een schokkende ontdekking. De vrouw die samenwerkt met de undercoverjournalist, gespeeld door Hanna Verboom, heeft niet lang meer te leven.
Duration: 93 min.
Rating: 12
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: Dutch
Regioncode: ABC
Extras: Trailer | Videoclip 'Where is the Edge' by Within Temptation
Discs: 1, BD25