Kupenda Films owner Coen Haver presents IN FOCUS. Each essay in this series focuses on the typical characteristics of the works of an international acclaimed film maker.

Essay 1: Paul Verhoeven

Over the years, Dutch Director Paul Verhoeven has become a perfect example of a transgressive author; a director who keeps crossing the lines of the acceptable and outrages basic morals and sensibilities. And although sex and violence are the main ingredients of his films, he has more to offer. In a time of growing conservatism, Paul Verhoeven's films have become relevant once again.