31.7.12 /// 21.30
Say hello, wave goodbye to Antoni Maiovvi tonight. It’s his last screening and DJ set at Das Gift until he gets back to Berlin in September. Come, watch, listen, chat and drink.
July sees the incredible Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s 74th Birthday. Known for his explicitly violent and/or sexual content mixed with biting social satire, most of his films are disregarded as action trash. But beneath all this lies a creative genius unparalleled in the world of cinema.
In our final presentation, we go back to Holland for a classic from 1983. The Forth Man, which director Paul Verhoeven considers a spiritual prequel to his sleaze masterpiece Basic Instinct, is a sexually explicit, hyper violent story delving into the world of bisexuality, paranoia and a satire on the fear of the female sex.
Contains strong violence and sex and all the things that make being an adult pretty awesome.