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simon vs. oscar

Rarely a Dutch film comes out worth recommending. But Simon, the new film by Eddy Terstall, is definitely worth seeing. Opening film on the Dutch Film Festival and the Dutch submission for the Oscars, Simon is a monument to the Dutch climate of tolerance, treating in a hilariously irreverent but ultimately very nuanced way such themes as euthanasia, drugs and gay marriage.


It will be interesting to see how Simon fares at the Oscars (if it gets nominated), as it is basically about everything the American God has forbidden, including, yes, nudity.

Official (Dutch) film site @ www.simondefilm.nl.


dutch hope in days of fear

Admittedly a little late i've only just been discovering the legendary dutch cabaret of Neerlands Hoop in Bange Dagen (1968-1979), formed by Freek de Jonge and the recently deceased Bram Vermeulen . It's 30+ years old but still sharp a… Read the full post »

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