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Tricked by Paul Verhoeven


Lies always backfire. A story of lies and betrayal only Paul Verhoeven can tell. 

After international hits such as ROBOCOP, BASIC INSTINCT and BLACK BOOK, Verhoeven took on a new challenge. Through social media, he let himself be led by the public, who determined all the crucial elements within the filmmaking process. In the first part, we are introduced to the Verhoeven Experience. His charisma and passion for cinema attracted many aspiring young talents to this adventure. In the second part, we look at the result of this creative experience: a drama of lies and betrayal.

85’ / DCP / colour

Genre: drama
Original title: STEEKSPEL
Prod: FCCE
Dir: Paul Verhoeven   
Sc: Kim van Kooten, Robert Alberdingk Thijm, Paul Verhoeven & 397 participants       
D.O.P.: Lennert Hillege
Completed: November 2012       
Language: Dutch
Cast: Peter Blok (THE RENOVATION), Pieter Tiddens (EEP!, BLACK BOOK), Ricky Koole (KAUWBOY, SONNY BOY), Sallie Harmsen (THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING, LOFT).       

Festivals a.o:
Rome International Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
Istanbul International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival

Paul Verhoeven:
a.o. BLACK BOOK (2006, feature) Awards: Best Foreign Film Austin Film Critics Award, Young Cinema Award for Best Int. Film Venice FF, HOLLOW MAN (2000, feature), STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997, feature), BASIC INSTINCT (1992, feature), TOTAL RECALL (1990, feature), ROBOCOP (1987, feature).

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