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A young girl witnesses the moral dilemmas of free love when her parents join a squatter community in 1970s Amsterdam. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Poetic and beautifully filmed See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)
Anna Franziska Jaeger ... Karo (as Anna Franziska Jäger)

Déborah François ... Dalia

Matthias Schoenaerts ... Raven

Maria Kraakman ... Alice
Samuel du Chatinier ... Daniel
Cezanne Cuypers ... Tara (as Cezanne Q. Cuypers)
Ward Weemhoff ... Joop

Nico Sturm ... Barré
Dragan Bakema ... Frans

Rifka Lodeizen ... Jacky
Christelle Cornil ... Anne Clare

Hadewych Minis ... Rosa
Broske ... Iglo
Martijn Fischer ... Badmeester
Bob Fosko ... Husbaas

Raymond Thiry ... Man Snackbar
Bart Klever ... Amsterdamer
Henk Lauwers ... Operazanzanger
Elien Van Der Hoek ... Kinderleidster
Bas Keijzer ... Politieman
Yeshela Crommelin ... Jongetje 2
Juda Goslinga ... Vuilnisman
Tim Vonk ... Jongetje 1
Janieck van de Polder ... Punkjongen (as Yanieck Van De Polder)
Anja ten Boer ... Snackhoudster
Rutger Kroon ... Krakerspreker
Kristof Coenen ... Hippie
Jesse Cremers ... Hippie
Pauline Niks ... Hippie
Edith Murungwa ... Hippie
Michiel Soete ... Hippie
Quinten Van Hellemont ... Hippie
Marjan Van Bulen ... Hippie
Amber Van Uytsel ... Hippie
Sara Sampelayo ... Hippie
Tim Lammers ... Hippie
Lex Van Dop ... Hippie
Tawney Andersen ... Hippie
Inge van Bruystegem ... Hippie (as Inge Van Bruystegem)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bastiaan Rook ... Kraker (uncredited)

Directed by
Dorothée Van Den Berghe 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dorothée Van Den Berghe  writer

Produced by
Jeroen Beker .... co-producer
Bert Hamelinck .... producer
Kato Maes .... producer
Joseph Rouschop .... co-producer
Arielle Sleutel .... producer
Frans van Gestel .... co-producer
Frank Van Passel .... producer
Ivy Vanhaecke .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Jan Vancaillie 
Film Editing by
Marie-Hélène Dozo 
Casting by
Rebecca van Unen 
Art Direction by
Gert Stas (art direction)
Makeup Department
Anne Moralis .... wig maker
Juan Pacífico .... makeup artist
Roos Sitser .... assistant makeup artist
Daphne Zwanenberg .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Nynke Rusticus .... production manager: NL
Laurette Schillings .... production supervisor: NL
Charlotte Scott-Wilson .... assistant production manager
Ivy Vanhaecke .... production manager
Antoine Vermeesch .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddy Stevesyns .... first assistant director
Art Department
Sander Leemans .... assistant on set dresser
Ruth Peeters .... set dresser
Geert Prinsmel .... carpenter
Sound Department
Thomas Gauder .... re-recording mixer
Gert Janssen .... supervising sound editor
Christian Monheim .... sound
Stéphane Morelle .... boom operator
Fabien Pochet .... assistant re-recording mixer
Pierre van Caloen .... foley artist (as Pierre Van Caloen)
Special Effects by
Roland Goddijn .... special effects technician
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects coordinator (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)
Visual Effects by
Corentin De Saedeleer .... post-production supervisor
Peter Deuss .... visual effects producer
Antoine Vermeesch .... visual effects artist
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere .... stunt driver
Skadi van Paasschen .... stunts
Rick Wiessenhaan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dominique Degand .... grip
Patrick Dehalu .... first assistant camera
Dirk Favere .... gaffer
Kurt Reybrouck .... key grip (as Kurt Reybroeck)
Francis Schrauwen .... assistant camera: second unit
Joey Terwindt .... grip
Christophe Vanhoutte .... best boy
Vincent Visser .... additional second assistant camera
Jo Voets .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Celine Allix .... costume assistant
Bernadette Corstens .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Olivier Ogneux .... colorist
Hervé Vander Heyden .... telecine dailies colorist
Location Management
Laurent Hanon .... location scout: Brussels
Kevin Hoed .... assistant location manager
Annemie Janssens .... assistant location manager
Thomas Koopmans .... location manager
Adri Schagen .... location scout
Other crew
Olivier Ogneux .... colorgrader
Joan Scheckel .... workshop development
Kevin Van Roy .... script supervisor

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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Poetic and beautifully filmed, 8 November 2009
Author: Ruben Mooijman from Ghent, Belgium

When I saw this movie on a Friday night in Brussels's largest cinema, the theatre was almost empty. We were there with about eight or ten other people. It's clear that My Queen Karo is not a crowd pleaser. That's a pity, because this film is well-written, poetic and beautifully filmed. The subject, the life of a young family in a squatter's community in Amsterdam in the seventies, is interesting enough. But the thing that makes this film something special is the point of view: the story is seen through the eyes of a young child, who doesn't really understand everything that is happening around her. The way this dreamy, naive child reacts to the conflicts around her (including those between her parents), is what makes this film stand out. Nevertheless, there were a few things I didn't like. The fact that the father is Dutch-speaking while the mother speaks French is a nice statement about bilingual Belgium (their home country, as well as director Van den Berghe's) but doesn't serve any purpose in the film. I suspect that the possibility to obtain financing from the French-speaking government played a part in the decision to make the film bilingual. In any case: Deborah François, who plays the mother, is a joy to watch. Matthias Schoenaerts on the other hand (the father) is sometimes over-acting.

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