Spetters (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands | Director: Paul Verhoeven
Language: Dutch | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 122mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 2.53gb

Audio 2: Commentary by Director Paul Verhoeven (in English)

A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother, sells French fries and hot dogs at the races. Everyone is looking for a better life. She wants out of the business and away from her brother. The motocross racers want to make their marks as professional racers, like their hero, played by Rutger Hauer.

Great movie. It is vulgar and VERY sexually graphic–there’s plenty of sex talk, full frontal shots of women AND men, simulated sex, a gay rape scene and a hardcore gay sex scene. Still they are all needed for the story and to understand the motivations of the guys. It’s well-directed by Paul Verhoeven, has a pulsating soundtrack, moves quickly and has good acting–especially by Soutendijk and Agterberg. It has tragic and hopeful endings for all the guys done in a realistic and truthful manner. Also Rutger Hauer has a small role as a conceited motocross champion.

Verhoeven (who also wrote the script) was attacked for this film. It was called anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-cripple and way too sexually explicit.


Spetters (1980)