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EUROTRUMP called "an intimate documentary biopic" by The Hollywood Reporter

EUROTRUMP called "an intimate documentary biopic" by The Hollywood Reporter

Americans, please watch #EuroTrump, now on Hulu.  If you would like to watch "an intimate documentary biopic" as The Hollywood Reporter just called it, you've come to the right place. Here's a sample from the review: 

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders gets a chance to defend himself in this feature documentary from Nicholas Hampson and Stephen Robert Morse.

Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders makes for an affable commentator on his own life in EuroTrump, a studiously evenhanded look at the anti-Islam populist and the rising nationalism that is his stock in trade. Following Wilders in the run-up to 2017's Dutch election, the film hops between interviews with the man himself and with a series of pundits, most of them skeptical of his agenda. The latter's criticisms are never directly put to Wilders, who instead gets lobbed a series of softballs and word association games by the filmmakers. Nicholas Hampson and Stephen Robert Morse's conventional but snappily engaging documentary should nevertheless prove catnip for political junkies when it arrives on Hulu June 30, after premiering at DOC NYC last year.

Appropriately enough for a feature that's partly about the power of technology, specifically Twitter, the pic opens with direct messages from the filmmakers flung up on the screen, soliciting Wilders' participation. The directors and their subject go on to exhibit a relaxed enjoyment in each other's company, with the Party for Freedom leader narrating a potted history of his political formation and rise. Living in Israel as an 18-year-old, the young national serviceman was struck by the hatred directed at the country by its enemies, which he clearly attributes, then and now, to extremist Islamic beliefs. One of a series of photographs the filmmakers present to him sees the imperious teen getting his trainers polished by an Arab shoeshine. The photo is politically incorrect, the adult Wilders admits, but he still likes it.

Praise for EUROTRUMP from Newsweek

Praise for EUROTRUMP from Newsweek

Great news: Newsweek gave EUROTRUMP a remarkable review! The film appears across the United States on Hulu on June 30th, 2018.

Here are some highlights from the piece: 

"The “EuroTrump” team gained unprecedented access to the otherwise seclusive politician, who, despite never shunning media attention and maintaining a busy social media presence, is rarely seen letting his guard down."

"The resulting 90-minute documentary, set to premier on streaming service Hulu later this month, is titled “EuroTrump.” The reference to Trump is somewhat ironic, Morse told Newsweek , as the two leaders have little more in common than their distinctive hairstyle and inward-looking perspective at the world. “Wilders is actually much smarter than Trump, when you compared the two of them,” Morse said. “Wilders is strategic, he thinks slowly, he knows what he's doing and he knows how to influence people,” he added.

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