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
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 ...
Mart Gevers
Riet Henius
Walter Kous ...
Paul Meyer ...
Hoofd wasfabriek
Tonny Popper
Jan Retèl ...
Fons Rademakers ...
Riek Schagen ...


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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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 »


Referenced in Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) See more »

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Katie Tippel
15 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Katie Tippel is very similar to Turkish Delight. This film has tons of nudity in it. This is one of Paul Verhoeven's early Dutch movies. Rutger Hauer stars in this movie. This movie is also shocking like most Verhoeven movies. This movie was cut to avoid an X rating. I saw the unrated version from Netflix. I have never seen this movie cut. All of Paul Verhoeven's movies have nudity in it. Jan De Bont was the cinematographer for this as with other Paul Verhoeven's films such as Turkish Delight, The 4th Man, Flesh + Blood, and Basic Instinct. I have only seen this movie once. I wish I can own it. I also wish I did not throw away Basic Instinct. This is a very well done Dutch film.

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