Stephen Robert Morse, Nicholas Hampson
2017 United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, United States
92min • English
16.11.2018 | Time 16:45 | Venue: Tapio 3 | BUY TICKET
A thought-provoking film about the poster boy of right-wing populism
Last year, when there was an election in Holland, all of Europe was holding its breath. One of the candidates for prime minister was Geert Wilders, a right-wing and anti-Islam populist who raised more than a few eyebrows by comparing the Quran to Mein Kampf. Wilders’s party didn’t win the election, but they did get a lot of votes. Along with the success of the political party their populist speech style became a standard, and the Dutch politics switched to an entirely new gear.
EuroTrump is a challenging documentary about Geert Wilders, a man who for the past 12 years has lived surrounded by bodyguards because of the death threats he has received. Directors Hampson and Morse got to follow Wilders’s life during those dramatic years of pursuing the prime minister’s position. In the documentary Wilders, clearly a very intelligent strategist and someone who knows how to influence people, talks openly about his life and values. By giving the floor to one of the most notable politicians of European right-wing populism, the film challenges the viewer to take responsibility. Can you separate a man from his actions and speech? Before judging, should we try to understand?