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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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  (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 »
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I am never going to Amsterdam...ever, 20 September 2015
Author: Bezenby from United Kingdom

Seriously, judging by this film, you'll be molested and forced into prostitution the moment you step off the boat/plane etc.

If you have ever watched Robocop, Total Recall or Starship Troopers and thought to yourself "Man, I wonder what would this director would be like giving us some sort of period drama set in the 19th century Holland starring Rutger Hauer, and I'd love to see his arse, balls and especially him licking melted chocolate off someone else's tongue", then this is the film for you!

I mean if that doesn't sound funny enough already, you've got drowned puppies, mothers forcing their kids into prostitution, Jimmy Saville types trying to get young Jimmy to show them his tummy banana, and a woman dying of tuberculosis just after having been molested by a doctor. Jesus, what else do you want from a comedy? Maybe this film wasn't a comedy. I don't know. It was kind of worrying that every single person in Amsterdam wanted to molest Katie. Seriously, everybody wanted a bit. She was even molested by an orderly in the hospital so that she was clean enough for the doctor to molest her. Twice.

For me, the most worrying part was when Katie worked for the hat guy and was doing shadow puppets on the wall and I thought to myself 'wouldn't it be hilarious if the next shadow you saw on the wall was the hat guy's tadger' and then lo and behold we get to see the shadow of an erect slag hammer on the wall. Man, I have the same mindset as the guy who directed Showgirls.

This film is too well made and has too high of a budget to be crap and is in a certain kind of way entertaining. It's grim stuff, but I can see why Paul went on to be a hot shot director. Rutger also worth a look here but he's dubbed, which only adds to the madness.

And this was a true story? F*cking seriously?

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