. Special Guest:
Legendary actor RUTGER HAUER acting career was launched in 1969, when he took the starring role in Paul Verhoeven’s popular TV Show, Floris, but he didn’t catch the attention of American audiences until the 1980s, when he appeared in Nighthawks (1981) with Sylvester Stallone, and became notorious by playing fan favorite Roy Batty, a murderous replicant in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), where he delivered one of the most impressive improvisation moments in the history of cinema.
He also managed to capture a few hearts in the medieval fantasy
Ladyhawke (1985) playing Captain Navarre. Taking on a very different acting role that same year, Rutger terrorized C. Thomas Howell — and audiences — as a psychotic drifter in The Hitcher where he also did his own dangerous stunts, which led to more action-adventure films like Wanted: Dead or Alive and Blind Fury. Hauer also garnered critical acclaim in 1988 for his role in The Legend of the Holy Drinker (Golden Lion winner, Venice Film Festival), which won him the Best Actor award at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Rutger continued to act in both TV and film over the next several decades, scoring a memorable role in Sin City (2005) as the evil and corrupt Cardinal Roark, and again poked fun at himself - and the grindhouse action genre - as the “Hobo” in Hobo with a Shotgun, a 2011 film based on a fake trailer made by Director Robert Rodriguez. He also plays Abraham Van Helsing in the Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s version of Dracula (2012).
Rutger can be seen in Luc Besson's upcoming movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and the TV series Mata-Hari.
In our Official Selection:
. Copyrette directed by Marc de Leeuw
The nude body of a young woman lies motionless on a kitchen floor. In a nearby forest a man calls out for his dog. Their paths cross at a copy shop where it appears that the outwardly shy woman has a strange obsession with her body image.
. Fuk It directed by Dennis Overeem
'Fuk It' is an original dark comedy short film that explores the human breaking point. After seeing this film you will be warned that it's unwise to come between a man and his lover.