Michael Verhoeven

Michael Verhoeven – Wer im Glashaus liebt… AKA He Who Loves in a Glass House (1971)

Michael Verhoeven shot the film on 16mm in the Vienna studio of painter Hundertwasser, for the first time with his wife Senta Berger as an actress.

Due to “Indecent Exposure” Verhoeven and his main actor were imprisoned for three days. The film was temporarily confiscated for its obscenity. Read More »

Michael Verhoeven – Mutters Courage aka My Mother’s Courage (1995)

From the director of The White Rose and The Nasty Girl, comes this stunning adaptation of Hungarian author George Tabori’s autobiographical, somewhat surreal novel. Shifting between Nazi-occupied Budapest and present-day Berlin, the film artfully depicts the true story of how Tabori’s mother Elsa escaped deportation to Auschwitz. Read More »

Michael Verhoeven – O.K. (1970)



Imdb user Review

One of the most powerful anti-war movies ever made!
18 November 2002 | by Mikew3001 (Hamburg, Germany)

A group of G.I. soldiers in the jungles of the Vietnam War meet a native young girl. They are raping and torturing it brutally and finally kill it. One soldier is disgusted by this inhuman behavior and reports this crime to his officers, who try to turn him down. Finally his former mates are sentenced to military jail or have to leave the army.

This whole story really happened in Vietnam in 1967. It was the turn of German independent film maker Michael Verhoeven make a film about it in 1970, in real underground style, with b/w steady cams and German actors down in the forests of Bavaria. There is no jungle but just European forests. The actors are speaking with Bavarian German accents and wear groovy seventies’ style haircuts. It wasn’t Verhoeven’s idea to make a “real” Vietnam war movie but rather a reflection of the war brutality on the human soul. Read More »