Video Essay: Paul Verhoeven's Dreams of Excess

An exploration of the "Benedetta" director's oeuvre of excess.
Manuela Lazic, Alessandro Luchetti
Paul Verhoeven's Benedetta is showing exclusively on MUBI in many countries starting July 1, 2022 in the series Luminaries.
This video essay explores Paul Verhoeven's cinema of excess, revealing how his Hollywood films "pushed the limits of what audiences could buy into, using the artifice of big-budget filmmaking to reveal the truth hidden behind the fantasy."


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