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Turkish Delight

Turks fruit

Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Netherlands, 1973
Drama, Romance
  • Dutch
  • Swedish


A free spirited sculptor enters into a passionate affair with the beautiful Olga, whose thirst for sexual experimentation matches his own. As their romance progresses, the two decide to marry, but their relationship is opposed by Olga’s mother.

Our take

Before his sci-fi blockbusters (RoboCop, Total Recall_) and subversive erotic thrillers (_Basic Instinct, Showgirls), the provocative Paul Verhoeven came to prominence in his native Netherlands for more realistic dramas such as Turkish Delight, which is a compelling psychosexual love story.

Turkish Delight Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1974 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film



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