Watch the full film on the
Welcome to Fandor. Watch thousands of award-winning films online. ×
Click here to take a look at our newly redesigned movie page.
also known as De ontmaagding van Eva van End

The Deflowering of Eva van End2012

Sorry. This film is not currently available.

  • 3.4
In this perfect blend of satire and sincerity, a dysfunctional family gets turned on its head when the 'perfect' exchange student moves in. Every member of the van End family is preoccupied with his or her own peculiar fixation, be it father Evert's Skype relationship with a boy in Africa (seemingly his only functional relationship), or mother Etty's relentless tirades against her dope-dealing youngest son or praises for her eldest son about to marry. Trapped in the middle is the youngest, 15 year-old Eva, struggling for any attention or affection at all. When Veit, the adonis German exchange student Eva invited, moves in, the family is shocked and each family member must confront his or her own doubts, insecurities, fears and desires. During Veit's two week stay, all five family members began to reinvent themselves led by former wallflower, Eva, who begins a dramatic transformation.

Distributor

34070.small

What makes this film worth watching? See All Reviews

3 members like this review

My favorite type of European coming-of-age stories where each character, old and young, must undergo some odd transformation in order to right their world. Bizarre and typical at the same time.

2f10dc9355c70ead78a26af11faefb9c?default=https%3a%2f%2fd3uc4wuqnt61m1.cloudfront.net%2fassets%2favatars%2fmale%2favatar m 0037
top reviewer

Member Reviews (14)

132098.small
top reviewer

A pretty forgettable tragi-comedy that is just another in a long line of films about dysfunctional nuclear families careening towards oblivion (i.e. Little Miss Sunshine, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Ice Storm etc). Having really nothing new to add to that list of films, this one is underwhelming. The titular character hardly utters a word during the picture, and bears a great resemblance to Dawn Wiener in Told Solondz's far superior Welcome to the Doll House. In the end The Deflowering of Eva van End comes across as a pastiche of Wes Anderson-esque slow-motion musical sequences combined with a string tired quirky-family tropes. With little to recommend to it in terms of both writing and style, this film feels like a half-hearted effort to capitalize on an overused sub-genre in independent film.

3 members like this review
2f10dc9355c70ead78a26af11faefb9c?default=https%3a%2f%2fd3uc4wuqnt61m1.cloudfront.net%2fassets%2favatars%2fmale%2favatar m 0037
top reviewer

My favorite type of European coming-of-age stories where each character, old and young, must undergo some odd transformation in order to right their world. Bizarre and typical at the same time.

3 members like this review

I would have rated the film 3 or 4 stars, but the deflowering scene coupled with the director's one-dimensional portrayal of the young girl is a good reminder that there needs to be more female directors making movies.

1 member likes this review

I did not enjoy this film, the characters were one sided and lacked dimension, especially the German exchange student. He was sappy and irritating to watch. This film is underwhelming and sickly sweet. The "deflowering" was rather creepy and a bit rapey.

1 member likes this review
175801.small
top reviewer

Not recommended for families soon to host an overseas exchange student, or probably for most families or individuals, in the U.S. anyway, without a broad acceptance of different norms. for the rest of us, you might find this film a hoot. i did.

180311.small
top reviewer

A terrific film about each family member's hang ups, trials, and unique story -- not just Eva's. We've seen dysfunctional family stories before with the really frustrating silent member, and in this case it's Eva. I'm not sure that Eva gains her "voice" in this film even with her "deflowering." But the premise of the German exchange student causing all hell to break lose is really enjoyable.

113807.small
top reviewer

This is basically a Dutch version of 'Welcome to the Dollhouse.' Awkward trappings, characters removed from reality, eccentric bumbling with a twist of poison. The family in 'The Deflowering of Eva van End' lacks any development. Who they are is unimportant to the director; they only exist to be uncomfortable, flaccid targets for misery. And I guess, according to this film, that's the joke. Haaaa.

118540.small
top reviewer

This movie was kind of messed up. It's about a family and what happens when a foreign exchange student comes to live with them for two weeks. Suffice it to say, things get pretty dang weird. Overall, I'd say it's worth a watch.

I could not stop watching.

This is a quirky dysfunctional family comedy which is different from American ones in that nothing unrealistic happens. Gorgeous people don't fall for plain people etc in this film contrary to in American films. I like that.

it was ok, slow moving and glitches with script, where did the exchange student found all those girls with whom he was skanky partying? and no I am not habit of giving 'faltu' type recommendations when there are none to be given.

since I cannot find extra pages to write, hence I have to write here, sorry to say fandor has lot of boring bogus films which can kill revenue if there is some to come, because if film after film gives you the same feeling a customer gets fed up, very few and far in between are turning out to be good, especially even from so co called criterion classics, not everything which is supposed to be classic is watchable, please do consult your programming head as to what exactly fandor is looking for, even if you are getting films for free or that MG[ minimum guarantee] based it still cannot draw in revenue like this.

FUN TO WATCH HOW PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD BASICALLY GET CAUGHT UP IN A DELUSIONAL STATE OF MIND SPURRED ON BY THEIR EMOTIONS WHICH THEY SOON DISCOVER ARE VERY FOREIGN TO THEM..ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK SORT OF MENTALITY..WE ALL DO IT

charming

hits the spot! a really enjoyable spoof