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Diary of a Hooker (1971)

Wat zien ik (original title)
In Amsterdam, two prostitutes makes a choice between love and work.


Paul Verhoeven


Albert Mol (novel), Gerard Soeteman


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronnie Bierman Ronnie Bierman ... Blonde Greet
Sylvia de Leur Sylvia de Leur ... Nel Muller - Haar van boven
Piet Römer ... Piet
Jules Hamel Jules Hamel ... Sjaak
Bernard Droog Bernard Droog ... Bob de Vries
Eric van Ingen Eric van Ingen ... Klant Albert - Doctor-scene
Wim Kouwenhoven Wim Kouwenhoven ... Klant
Ton Lensink Ton Lensink ... Klant - Witch scene
Henk Molenberg Henk Molenberg ... Klant - Cleaning scenes
Allard van der Scheer Allard van der Scheer ... Klant - School scene
Jan Verhoeven Jan Verhoeven ... Klant - Chicken-scene
Helmert Woudenberg Helmert Woudenberg ... Klant - First one
Trudy Labij Trudy Labij ... Prostitute
Kika Mol Kika Mol ... Prostituee
Dini de Neef Dini de Neef ... Older prostitute


Blonde Greet is an experienced, but kindhearted, prostitute in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Her friend, and also a whore, Nel lives on the second floor of her house, and is exploited and abused by her pimp. When Greet meets the married Piet, they feel a great attraction for each other, and Nel decides to find a boyfriend and quit being a whore. But life is not like a Hollywood movie in the streets of Amsterdam. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

10 September 1971 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Hooker See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »


Box Office


NLG800,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rob Houwer Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paul Verhoeven's first feature film and Gerard Soeteman's first feature film script. See more »


Referenced in Moordspel: Vermist op zee (1987) See more »

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The Daily Lives of Two Whores in the Red Light District of Amsterdam
3 March 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Wat Zien Ik" was recently released in Brazil on DVD by a minor distributor as part of a "Trash Collection". I have seen all the movies of Paul Verhoeven since "Turk Fruits", with the exception of "Spetters" , "Voorbij, Voorbij" and "The Hitchhiker", which were not released in Brazil, therefore I decided to buy this DVD. This low budget movie is a comedy about the daily lives of two whores in Red Light District of Amsterdam, and has some funny moments, specially with the weird and bizarre fantasies of their costumers. Ronnie Bierman has a great performance in the role of a kind hearted prostitute, and although original (at least for people from other cultures), the story is also forgettable and only works to satisfy the curiosity about the first films of Paul Verhoeven. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Negócio é Negócio" ("Business is Business")

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