Director Wim Verstappen
Genre Adult, Drama
|Release date 16 July 1971 (Germany) 30 September 1971 (Netherlands)|
Writer Wim Verstappen (screenplay), Charles Gormley (screenplay)
Producer Pim de la Parra, Dieter Geissler
Cinematography Jan de Bont, Werner Leckebusch
Cast Hugo Metsers (Michael), Helmert Woudenberg (Eddie / parole officer), Bruni Heinke (Girl at prison), Carry Tefsen (Elly), Ursula Blauth (Marianne / Bernard's wife), Kees Brusse (Bernard / Professor)
Similar movies Turkish Delight (1973 film), Basic Instinct, Keetje Tippel, Frank en Eva
Produced by Pim de la Parra, directed by Wim Verstappen and featuring cinematography by Jan De Bont.
A young man named Michael has been released from prison after five years for having sexual relations with a fifteen year old girl, an act that he has found isn't really looked down upon anymore.
Michael's parole officer has set him up with an apartment in a high rise and warns him that he needs to get a job and find himself a decent girl his age to start a family with as soon as possible. The 'social engagement' is the final phase of Michael's transformation.
But the transformation comes to a screeching halt when Michael watches his neighbors have a bit of naughty fun from his tiny balcony and then much to his surprise discovers that there are all kinds of bored housewives in the building that love being entertained while their husbands are away. With his sex drive going wild after so many years of not being able to touch a woman Michael takes a liking to the married women of the complex and begins to have affairs with the women.
One of them, who is originally from Germany, even introduces him to her much older husband because he does not mind if she spends time with a lover while he finishes his research work. Naturally, Michael befriends many of his female neighbors and in a short period of time earns quite a reputation.
Eventually, after an illuminating trip to a popular adult bookstore Michael decides to capitalize on his success and begins hosting large parties with one of his neighbors where after paying a fee and getting examined by a medical specialist upscale couples and select singles engage in a variety of adult activities, from watching explicit amateur films to participating in special games. However, just as the business begins to expand, he falls for a single mother who lives in the same building and decides that she is the right girl to help him complete his transformation.
Upon this movie's release in 1971, it was the most controversial and talked about Dutch film in that nation’s history which was considered a sensation that brought millions of visitors out to cinemas.
BLUE MOVIE’s success for Scorpio Films marked a high point of the Golden Years of Dutch Cinema, also known as the “Dutch Sex Wave”.
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