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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

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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One scene that was scripted but not filmed showed Keetje meeting the Dutch king Willem III during a parade, where he secretly pinches her bottom as she looks away. The real Willem III was infamous for being an ill-mannered womanizer. See more »

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Away with all your superstitions, Servile masses, arise, arise!
2 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like Paul Verhoeven's later work (Robocop, Total Recall, Black Book), you should take the time to delve into his Dutch language work.

This is a serious work showing class differences in 19th Century Holland, and the total lack of concern for workers. The title character takes a slew of meaningless jobs after the family is forced to move to the city, eventually ending up as a prostitute to survive.

Hearing the typical "streets paved with gold" dreams that were typical of America at that time, we can totally relate to those driven from their farms.

Women were certainly toys for men, even doctors, to play with, and rape, if they chose.

It was interesting to see Rutgar Hauer in a role as a gentlemen, and the experience of Monique van de Ven was not to be missed.


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