Tricked (2012)

Director:Paul Verhoeven Producer:René Mioch, Justus Verkerk

Screenplay by:Kim van Kooten Music by:Fons Merkies  , Paul Verhoeven, Robert Alberdingk Thijm

Cinematography:Lennert Hillege, Richard Van Oosterhout  Edited by:Job ter Burg Running time: 55 min 

Country: Netherlands Language:Dutch Genre:Comedy, Drama  Subtitle:English  , English

Starring: Peter Blok, Robert de Hoog, Sallie Harmsen, Gaite Jansen, Ricky Koole,

Carolien Spoor, Jochum ten Haaf, Peter Tiddens



During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco''s life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him and his former mistress shows up pregnant.

User Reviews
Short and sweet

22 November 2013 | by kosmasp

Maybe sweet is the wrong word to use, especially when it comes to a movie made by Paul Verhoeven. But I really liked this one. It may be predictable (to a point), but it is a fun watch, with some really good moments. It''s not PC (expected), but it''s also very short, running just under an hour.

Paul wanted to stay active so he made this movie, while waiting for a bigger job to happen. That doesn''t mean he just went ahead and made it fast and without planning. There is a making of on the DVD that shows you the preparation he took and how he planned a lot of things. He treated this like a feature length even though it wasn''t. It''s also "european", so expect nudity and other things in it

Paul Verhoeven opens a new way in film making . In the first part of the film , we are introduced to Verhoeven’ s Experience. His charisma and passion for cinema brought many aspiring young t alents into this adventure . T hrough interviews and various events taking place during the 9 months of the production process , we look at this unique movie making experience , who saw an entire nation to guide and inspire the ir mos t talented film Director. In the second part, we look at the res ult of this creative experience : a drama of lies and betra yal. The story centers on real estate tycoon and womanizer Remco ( Peter Blok – Black Book ). During his 50 th birthday party thrown by his wife Ineke ( Ricky Koole – Sonny Boy ), his successful and frivolous lifestyle takes a turn for the worse. His business p artners, Wim and Fred, are scheming behind his back to sell him out. And to make matters worse, both his current mistress Merel and his former office - fling Nadja , show up uninvited with one of them pregnant. All is not what it seems to be in this tale of p assion, betrayal and disintegrating relationships. A story only Paul Verhoeven could tell like no one els e. Official Selection Rome Film Festival 2012