Okay, Belgians rarely say anything good about the Dutch. In this case however, we can only applaud this fascinating documentary about our friend Dick Maas. Together with Paul Verhoeven, he is probably the best known Dutch film director. The cheekiest too. And the sharpest, when we talk about his ability to anticipate the audience’s expectations and to deliver 100% unashamed entertainment. We know every one of his blockbusters (THE LIFT and AMSTERDAMNED to name just two) and FLODDER is engraved in our collective memory. We discover his creed through unique archive footage: “the sky is the limit”. You have to block all the canals in Amsterdam to film the craziest and most dangerous chase scene ever? No problem. When he’s told that it’s impossible to release a lion in the middle of the city for PREY, his only response is: how come? Dick Maas is not only a visual genius. His audacity has paved the way for many other ambitious directors. This hour and a half fly on the wall look at a larger than life career is a real lesson in cinema. A unique method, the Dick Maas Method!
|Director||Jeffrey De Vore|
Tatjana Šimić & Barry Hay
|Production||Film Events / Meraki Content Agency|
|World Sales||Film Events|