"Turkish Delight" (1973) is a Dutch film directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film is a romantic drama that tells the story of a sculptor named Eric who falls in love with an exotic dancer named Olga. The film explores themes of love, lust, and relationships and was well-received by audiences and critics upon its release. It was the first Dutch film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won multiple awards, including several Dutch Academy Awards.
Paul Verhoeven, who is known for his controversial and provactive films, used a mixture of humor and sex to tell the story of Eric and Olga's relationship. The film features stunning landscapes and vivid cinematography, which further enhances the sensual and sexual atmosphere of the film.
Despite its success, "Turkish Delight" has been criticized for its depictions of sexuality and its portrayal of women. However, it remains a popular and influential film, particularly in the Netherlands, and is considered a classic of Dutch cinema.