updated: 14/11/2005

brain surgery: Turkish Delight / Turks fruit

Erik, a gifted Dutch sculptor, has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl. Eventually, the petty jealousies and the sexual hijinks prove too much for their marriage, and Olga (Monique van de Ven) leaves him. Several months later and they meet again by chance, after Olga returns from America. But their reunion is short lived: Olga becomes incoherent and collapses, requires brain surgery but can not be saved – Erik is the only one who stays with her through all her final illness.

Monique van de Ven had her head shaved for her first movie appearance: unlike for many others the gamble paid off, and the movie was a breakthrough for her acting career.

Bobby Eerhart was makeup artist; I don’t know who was responsible for hairstyling on the movie: if anyone can help with the hairstyling credits (pretty relevant for Olga’s look), please themakeupgallery.