Verhoeven, Paul: Director

Paul Verhoeven has directed over 20 films throughout his career.

Making his start in Holland with popular films including, Wat Zien Ik (Diary of a Hooker, 1971), Keetje TIppel (Katie Tippel, 1975), Soldier of Orange (1977) and Spetters (1980) Verhoeven drew millions to the box office.

But it was his 1973 Oscar Nominated success Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight), which was honored as the best Dutch film of the 20th Century that catapulted him to worldwide recognition. After finishing De Vierde Man (The Fourth Man, 1983), the acclaimed and controversial director made his way to Hollywood where he found success with films like RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992) and Starship Troopers (1997).

Twenty years after leaving for the United States, Verhoeven has returned to the Netherlands to film Black Book. This film invites us to take a closer look at an unquestioned moment of history and see the gray areas between the black and white accounts of post-war Holland.