"Zwartboek" voted best Dutch film
Paul Verhoeven’s movies top Dutch viewers’ lists in a film festival poll.
3 October 2008
AMSTERDAM -- Paul Verhoeven's "Zwartboek", set in World War II, was voted the best feature-length Dutch film of all time. The online voting poll, in which 50,000 people participated, was organised by the public TV channel Nederland 2, the Dutch Film Festival and the VPRO broadcasting organisation.
[Click here to read our review of Zwartboek]
Eddy Terstall's "Simon", a film about euthanasia that takes place in Amsterdam, earned second place, while "Soldaat van Oranje", also by Paul Verhoeven, won third.
Yet another Verhoeven film "Turks Fruit", which in 1999 was voted best film of the century, earned fifth place.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]