Spetters (1980)

Dutch Cinema: Spetters (1980)

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Renée Soutendijk, Hans van Tongeren, Toon Agterberg, Maarten Spanjer, Peter Tuinman, Marianne Boyer, Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Rudi Falkenhagen, Hugo Metsers


Three members of a Dutch motor-bikers club are ardent fans of world champion Gerrit Witkamp. They all have the hots for Fientje, a gold-digger who runs a snack bar from a mobile home with her brother, Jaap. First she seduces Rien, who has the potential to become the next world champion, after negotiating a 10% fee on a sponsor contract, which she acquires through a sports journalist, but she dumps him shortly after a road accident lands him in a wheelchair for life. Jaap, who claims to be the up and coming man, but ridiculed by Gerrit and the reporter, is told to come back once he has a future to offer her. Mechanic Eef, whose dad, a hardcore-Protestant farmer, still beats him mercilessly, tempts her to emigrate with him to Canada, with money he robs in the gay red lantern district, but is then raped himself by Jaap's mates...
Script writer: Tijs van Marle
Soundtrack: Kayak, Ton Scherpenzeel
Genre: Drama, Erotic

16yr and olderSex   Rude Language   12yr and olderViolence   6yr and olderFear     All AgesDiscriminationDrugs and/or Alcohol Addiction

Blu-ray: NL
Released 05-MAY-2012 by Lumière
Drie vrienden jagen een carrière als motorcrosser na om hun bekrompen milieu te ontvluchten. Hun leven daar bestaat slechts uit alcohol, drugs en uitjes naar de disco. Wanneer de verleidelijke Fientje in hun stad neerstrijkt, zal het leven van de drie vrienden drastisch veranderen.

Regisseur Paul Verhoeven was met ‘Spetters’ zijn tijd ver vooruit. De film werd verguisd door de oudere generatie, maar op handen gedragen door de jeugd en werd een van Nederlands meest succesvolle films.
Duration: 122 min.
Rating: 16
Audio: Dutch: DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0
Subtitles: none
Regioncode: B (A, C untested)
Extras: none
Discs: 1, BD25