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Katie Tippel (1975)

Keetje Tippel (original title)
The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she sees the corrupting influence of money.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique van de Ven ...
Keetje Tippel
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Hugo
Andrea Domburg ...
Keetje's moeder
Hannah de Leeuwe ...
Mina, Keetje's zus
Jan Blaaser ...
Keetje's vader
Eddie Brugman ...
André (as Eddy Brugman)
Peter Faber ...
George
Mart Gevers
Riet Henius
Walter Kous ...
Pierre
Paul Meyer ...
Hoofd wasfabriek
Tonny Popper
Jan Retèl ...
Dokter
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Klant
Riek Schagen ...
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The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she sees the corrupting influence of money. Written by Doug Shafer <dsshafer@uncc.edu>

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The passion of BERGMAN...The boldness of FELLINI...The epic sweep of BERTOLUCCI

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6 March 1975 (Netherlands)  »

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Cathy Tippel  »

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Disagreement over the script was not the only issue causing trouble during production. Director of photography Jan de Bont and actress Monique van de Ven had become a couple since meeting on the set of Turkish Delight (1973). De Bont was very uncomfortable with his wife's nude shots, which caused a tense atmosphere on the set. At one point, a local prostitute was hired to stand-in for van de Ven during a nude scene. Also, director Paul Verhoeven's wife Martine, a psychologist, was brought on the set to ease some of the tensions. See more »

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Referenced in Flesh + Steel: The Making of 'RoboCop' (2001) See more »

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The classic Verhoeven touch in a relatively early film.
2 September 2002 | by (Hollywood, ca) – See all my reviews

From this movie, it is easy to see how the director made it out of Holland and landed in mainstream Hollywood. He takes a very serious subject, extreme poverty and how it leads to social uprising, and adds his personal light touches that almost make you forget the political subtext. The "finger shadow" scene before the rape was a touch of cinematic genius that I almost missed the first time around.

The ultimate lesson seems to me to be, of course, that we are all whores, it just depends on how much we can afford to spend on clothes.

One question, if she was so poor, how did she keep her roots died blonde?


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