Pim de la Parra

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Pim de la Parra
Pim de la Parra (1972).jpg
Pim de la Parra (1972)
Born (1940-01-05) 5 January 1940 (age 78)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1965-present

Pim de la Parra (born 5 January 1940) is a Surinamese-Dutch film director.

Between 1967 and 1976, he directed films under the independent production company Scorpio Films with Dutch film director Wim Verstappen, who manages all of its achievements.

After a few short films, he began his career as an international director with Obsessions (1969), co-written by Martin Scorsese.[1] He co-produced Blue Movie (1971) by Wim Verstappen, which was one of the most erotic movies of its time, showing nudity with a realism that confounded critics and censorship authorities. It was followed by Frank en Eva (1973), Alicia (1974), Dakota (1975) and Mijn Nachten met Susan, Olga, Albert, Julie, Piet & Sandra (1975), these four films forming an erotic tetralogy written with Charles Gormley. In 1976, he directed Wan Pipel, the first film shot entirely with actors from Suriname.[2]

Select filmography[edit]

  • Jongens, jongens wat een meid (1965)
  • Joszef Katùs (1966)
  • Obsessions (1969; scenario Pim de la Parra, Wim Verstappen and Martin Scorsese)
  • Bezeten, Het Gat in de Muur (1969)
  • Rubia's Jungle (1970)
  • Blue Movie (1971)
  • Frank en Eva (1973)
  • Mijn Nachten met Susan, Olga, Albert, Julie, Piet & Sandra (1975)
  • Wan Pipel (1976)
  • Paul Chevrolet en de ultieme hallucinatie (1985)
  • Als in een Roes... (1986)
  • Odyssée d'Amour (1987)
  • Lost in Amsterdam (1989)
  • De nacht van de wilde ezels (1990)
  • Let the Music Dance (1990)
  • Dagboek van een zwakke yogi (1993; as Ronald da Silva)
  • Dream of a Shadow (1996)
  • Ala di (2006)
  • Het geheim van de Saramacca rivier (first film of the Surinamese Film Academy)


  1. ^ "Obsessions – Hitchcock, Scorsese en seks" (in Dutch). Neerlands Filmdoek. 4 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Vertoning filmklassieker 'Wan Pipel' in A'dam" (in Dutch). Waterkant.net. 11 May 2015.

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