Matrioshki (2005)
"Matroesjka's" (original title)

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Series cast summary:
Peter Van den Begin ...
 Raymond Van Mechelen (10 episodes, 2005)
Axel Daeseleire ...
 Jan Verplancke (10 episodes, 2005)
 Kalinka (10 episodes, 2005)
Tom Van Dyck ...
 Vincent Dockx (10 episodes, 2005)
Zemyna Asmontaite ...
 Daria (10 episodes, 2005)
Manou Kersting ...
 Danny Bols (10 episodes, 2005)
Indre Jaraite ...
 Inesa (10 episodes, 2005)
 Eddy Stoefs (9 episodes, 2005)
Veerle De Jonghe ...
 Esther Van De Walle (9 episodes, 2005)
 John Dockx (9 episodes, 2005)
Lika Kremer ...
 Eva (8 episodes, 2005)
Marc Van Eeghem ...
 Marc Camps (8 episodes, 2005)
Lyubov Tolkalina ...
 Olga (8 episodes, 2005)
Lucas Van den Eynde ...
 Nico Maes (6 episodes, 2005)
Stany Crets ...
 Clem De Donder (6 episodes, 2005)
Hilde Heijnen ...
 Laura Keyser (6 episodes, 2005)
Natalya Reva-Ryadinskaya ...
 Inga (6 episodes, 2005)
Sveta Abolenkina
(5 episodes, 2005)
Zorina Tanasova ...
 Irina (5 episodes, 2005)
Saar Vandendriessche ...
 Sita (5 episodes, 2005)


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Just dancing, they said.


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Release Date:

5 January 2005 (Belgium)  »

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BEF 150,000,000 (estimated)

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(10 episodes)


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Amnesty International will be using scenes from "Matroesjka's" in a documentary to be screened at schools in eastern Europe to warn girls for these malpractices. See more »


Followed by Matroesjka's 2 (2008) See more »

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Belgium's back

In this series some young Russian and Lituanian girls are recruited by some Belgians with the promise that they will earn a lot of money as dancers (not as strippers) and that they will be able to build a better future for themselves and their families. But from the beginning on the problems start: their contracts are in Greek, they are first sent to a nightclub on Cyprus and they soon realize that their situation won't get any better. But what they don't even know yet is that they will not only have to strip. They will also have to work as prostitutes and they will never be free for as long as they work in the nightclubs...

I've been working as a policeman in Belgium Antwerp for many years now and often deal with slavery like this. so i'm glad some people took it upon them to make a series about it. Making Belgian people very much aware of what is going on.

I must say that the item is worked out very well and from my point of view as a policeman it's very adequate. although the end-scene is somewhat a loose-end to the series as viewing all the facts decisions are not wright. But that's the policeman speaking, no one else cares.

the series are great because of the dialogs in mostly Antwerp-dialect. if you see it in your language or subtitled it will loose much of it's originality, i'm afraid.

None the less, you have to see this one. It's already sold to 30 foreign TV-stations and will be broad-casted soon. This must mean that the series are great.

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