Director: EDDY TERSTALL
Sextet is also a movie inside a movie. The six stories– parts of a trilogy chronicling Dutch life– of sex life in Amsterdam are strung together (a lesbian couple, a sexologist, Moroccan immigrants, among others) by the comments of a weird ﬁlm teacher who criticizes the ﬁlm’s structure as well as its playful, sometimes lurid content.
Director Terstall (Simon, Rent a Friend) , 45, gives it gusto, and the result is an ingeniously interwoven ﬁlm that is surprising, disturbing, funny, and poetic, as he examines some “liberties” enjoyed by the Dutch. In style, the director is guileless and forthright: Sextet exhibits sharp, strong dialog, candid scenarios, and fresh acting. But don’t expect Bertolucci or Bergman.
NETHERLANDS • 2007 • 96 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: EDDY TERSTALL