SEXTET

By Eddy TERSTALL

OAK MOTION PICTURES (F.K.A. NFI) - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2006

SEXTET is about sex. It is a comedic frame story about the Dutch and their relationships. A number of personages and their bedtime stories cross the screen, all played with total conviction by a strong cast of well-known actors and a few Dutch TV personalities.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eddy TERSTALL
    • Writer(s)
    • Eddy TERSTALL
    • Producer(s)
    • TRENT (NFI Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • SEXTET is about sex. It is a comedic frame story about the Dutch and their relationships. A number of personages and their bedtime stories cross the screen, all played with total conviction by a strong cast of well-known actors and a few Dutch TV personalities.
      Jan Mulder (ex-footballer, writer, TV personality) for instance, plays the role of an ex-footballer and somewhat impotent writer who ends up in bed with a young admirer. Actress Katja Schuurman plays a lesbian who is just as happy sharing her bed with her girlfriend as with Dieuwertje Blok (TV presenter in real life) or the ‘Transylvanian accessories’ Horace Cohen and Marc van Uchelen.
      Beside the hilarious way in which he touches on such themes as metrosexuality or artificial insemination, Terstall is constantly playing with form. Some scenes are in black-and-white or completely animated and there is even a hilarious historical flashback from the Middle Ages in which a young lad (Tygo Gernandt) and a turnip-seller (Marlies Bark) introduce into the Dutch language the expression which translates as ‘leaving the church before the singing’ (coitus interruptus).
      And SEXTET is also a film within a film. An ill-humoured Flemish film academy tutor (Gene Bervoets ) regularly interrupts the film to explain to his class of film students that behind all those ‘stupid style things’ and the excess of ‘non-functional nudity’ hides a vain Dutchman with downy red hair and a major mid-life crisis.
      However, whether this fictional self-criticism is well-earned or not, there is no disputing that SEXTET is a frivolous frame story about sex.
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