Dutch Films Directed by Pim de la Parra Released in the US
Pim de la Parra is a Surinamese-Dutch film director. He began his career as an international director with Obsessions (1969), co-written by Martin Scorsese. He co-produced Blue Movie (1971) by Wim Verstappen, which was one of the most erotic movies of its time, showing nudity with a realism that confounded critics and censorship authorities. It was followed by Frank en Eva (1973), Alicia (1974), Dakota (1975) and Mijn Nachten met Susan, Olga, Albert, Julie, Piet & Sandra (1975), these four films forming an erotic tetralogy written with Charles Gormley. In 1976, he directed Wan Pipel, the first film shot entirely with actors from Suriname.
This year three films of Pim de la Parra will be released in North America:
In a small but chic apartment somewhere in Amsterdam, medical student Nils Janssen (producer Dieter Geissler) spends the majority of his time secretly observing his neighbour through a tiny hole on the wall in his bedroom. Initially he does it because he is fascinated by the sounds that are frequently coming from the other side of the wall, but when he eventually sees his neighbor making love to a beautiful young girl and then abandoning her unresponsive body he decides to break into his apartment and find out if he has witnessed a cold-blooded murder.
Although Frank is always cheating on her, Eva still cannot bring herself to leave him. But Frank objects both when Eva becomes pregnant as well as when she takes a lover of her own.
Michael, 25 years old, has been released from prison after a five-year sentence. He moves into a big apartment block, filled with young women who gladly have sex with him.