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Director  Wim Verstappen
Country  Netherlands
Genre  Adult, Drama
5/10 IMDb

2.6/5 MUBI

Duration  
Language  Dutch
Poster of Blue Movie, a 1971 German/Dutch film starring Hugo Metsers, Carry Tefsen, and Kees Brusse.

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

Blue Movie is a German / Dutch film from 1971. The film was directed by Wim Verstappen, written by Verstappen and Charles Gormley, and stars Hugo Metsers and Carry Tefsen.

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Hugo Metsers (left) and Carry Tefsen (right) kissing scene in Blue Movie (1971 film).

Produced by Pim de la Parra, directed by Wim Verstappen and featuring cinematography by Jan De Bont.

Plot

Carry Tefsen (left) and Hugo Metsers (right) looking at each other in a movie scene from Blue Movie (1971 film).

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.

Keese Brusse smoking in a movie scene from Blue Movie (1971 film).

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.

Ine Veen (left) with long black hair and Hugo Metsers in a movie scene from Blue Movie (1971 film).

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.

Carry Tefsen with a serious face in a movie scene from Blue Movie (1971 film).

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.

The movie ends with a very bold segment questioning the relationship between sex and love that was almost certainly debated.

Critical Response

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”.

Poster of Blue Movie, a 1971 German/Dutch film starring Hugo Metsers as Michael, Carry Tefsen as Elly, and Kees Brusse as Bernard.

References

Blue Movie (1971 film) Wikipedia
Blue Movie (1971 film) IMDb Blue Movie (1971 film) themoviedb.org