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Katie Tippel (1975)
"Keetje Tippel" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  6 March 1975 (Netherlands)
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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.

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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
Fons Rademakers ...
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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Director Paul Verhoeven experienced immense pressure to come up with a worthy follow-up for his critically and commercially successful Turkish Delight (1973). He clashed repeatedly with producer Rob Houwer over the screenplay and didn't get the budget to make the film on the epic scale he had intended. He has been quoted as saying that if he could ever redo one of his movies, it would be this one. See more »

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Appropriate for the History Channel not late night cable
1 December 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie details the struggle of young Dutch women,Keetje Tippel (Monique Van De Ven) from the countryside who moves with her family to Amsterdam in search of a better life only to find themselves living among filth, vermin and squalor in a slum. She finds work in various jobs where conditions are horrible and she is subjected to constant sexual harassment and eventually rape.

Finally she becomes a prostitute which ends up being her gateway to the good life as she becomes mistress to the banker, Hugo (Rutger Hauer) and later the respected wife of Hugo's wealthy friend.

This is an expose of the Dutch class-system in the 19th century and has socialist and feminist overtones. It ranks among the best of 1970's Dutch cinema and is easily the highlight of Monique Van De Ven's career.

Warning! Although there is some nudity and sexuality it is not done in celebration of sensuality but rather explores the dark side of exploitation of sex. This is a very serious film and not for those looking for light entertainment.


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