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Katie Tippel -- Set in Amsterdam, a young girl is involved in prostitution and learns how it corrupts.


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Gerard Soeteman (screenplay) &
Neel Doff (novel)
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Release Date:
6 March 1975 (Netherlands) See more »
The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Away with all your superstitions, Servile masses, arise, arise! See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Monique van de Ven ... Keetje Tippel

Rutger Hauer ... 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 ... Geest
Carry Tefsen ... Vrouw in wasfabriek
Jennifer Willems ... Antoinette
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Aerden ... (uncredited)
Jenny Arean ... Zingende wasvrouw (uncredited)
Leo Beyers ... Man in toilet (uncredited)
Theu Boermans ... Dokter (uncredited)
Cocki Boonstra ... (uncredited)
Suze Broks ... (uncredited)
Huib Broos ... Directeur wasfabriek (uncredited)
Bep Dekker ... (uncredited)
Truus Dekker ... (uncredited)
Jan Anne Drenth ... (uncredited)
Niek Engelschman ... (uncredited)
Nelly Frijda ... Harenwaster (uncredited)
Helen Hedy ... (uncredited)
Jaap Hoogstra ... (uncredited)
Nel Kars ... (uncredited)
Mies Kohsiek ... (uncredited)
Ton Kuyl ... (uncredited)
Marja Lieuwen ... (uncredited)
Anita Menist ... (uncredited)
Hero Muller ... (uncredited)
Herman Ouwersloot ... (uncredited)
Gonny Sanders ... (uncredited)
Franklin van den Hurk ... (uncredited)
Dora van der Groen ... Moeder André (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Verhoeven 
Writing credits
Gerard Soeteman  screenplay &
Neel Doff  novel

Produced by
Rob Houwer .... producer
Original Music by
Rogier van Otterloo 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont (camera)
Film Editing by
Jane Seitz  (as Jane Sperr)
Casting by
Hans Kemna 
Set Decoration by
Roland de Groot 
Benedict Schillemans  (as Dik Schillemans)
Costume Design by
Robert Bos 
Makeup Department
Sylvia Baader .... makeup artist
Jef Simons .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hans Klap .... production leader
Mia van 't Hof .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eefje Cornelis .... assistant director
Art Department
Adriaan de Rooy .... set dresser (as Ank van de Rooy)
Bart Dräger .... set dresser
Simon Jansen .... props
Strengholt Laurens .... props
Gert Van Den Berg .... props
Jaap Verburg .... props
Hugo Van Baren .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Erik Langhout .... sound (as Erik Langhout)
Wim Wolfs .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Brugman .... assistant camera
Jean Devits .... lighting technician
Cor Roodhart .... lighting technician
Pim Tjujerman .... assistant camera
Martin van Bennekum .... lighting technician
Willem Veenman .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rob Boehle .... assistant costume designer
Jetty Dillmann .... assistant costume designer
Rea Vles .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ina Berlet .... assistant editor (as Ina Berleth)
Victorine Habets .... assistant editor
Other crew
André Bannenberg .... production assistant
Froukje de Vries .... production secretary
Pim de Vroom .... assistant to the producution leader
Kees Groenewegen .... production coordinator
Gerbrand Hartman .... assistant to the producution leader
Ine Schenkkan .... script supervisor
Jelte Velzen .... production assistant
Ineke van Wezel .... assistant to the producer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Keetje Tippel" - Netherlands (original title)
"Cathy Tippel" - USA (promotional title)
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100 min | UK:107 min | Argentina:109 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2007) | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Paul Verhoeven had agreed to do the movie based on a elaborate synopsis, in which the story of the protagonist Keetje was told in parallel with a period drama depicting the social circumstances and political unrest of the time. With preproduction well under way, he and Gerard Soeteman elaborated the synopsis into a complete script, but it was vetoed as being too expensive by producer Rob Houwer. He ordered them to focus on the personal drama and remove most of the social issues, including several scenes of mass rebellion and revolt that were Verhoeven's main reasons for taking on the project.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in De Avond van de Filmmuziek (2015) (TV)See more »


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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Away with all your superstitions, Servile masses, arise, arise!, 2 January 2010
Author: lastliberal from United States

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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