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Monique van de Ven,
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
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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 »
The classic Verhoeven touch in a relatively early film.
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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