Film and identity in Benelux
Le Club des chômeurs
(The Unemployment Club, 2002)
Popular with audiences and controversial with critics, Le Club des chômeurs evokes the faded remains of Luxembourg's industrial glory to illustrate the identity of this "in-between," multicultural nation. Gérard Kraus examines Luxembourg's answer to The Full Monty.
Starting out national
Paul Verhoeven's Turks fruit (Turkish Delight, 1973)
Verhoeven's glittering career in Hollywood making blockbusters disguises a lesser-known past making Dutch-language films, including directing what is acclaimed as the best Dutch film of all time. Matt Ross investigates.