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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.

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Albert Mol (novel), Gerard Soeteman
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

10 September 1971 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Hooker See more »

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Budget:

NLG 800,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Rob Houwer Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Albert Mol, the writer of the novel on which this movie was based, appears as Nel's blind date, who ends up with pie in his face. His daughter Kika Mol plays one of the prostitutes. See more »

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Featured in Allemaal film: De gouden jaren (2007) See more »

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Took the words right out of my mouth
26 September 2005 | by stamperSee all my reviews

The title says it all. 'Wat zien ik?' or 'What am I seeing?' was exactly the question I asked myself when I watched this film the other night. The film itself seems to be nothing more than an accumulation of 'strange' customers that a hooker in Amsterdam entertains and has a very sketch-like feel to it. Except that it isn't funny. For me it felt a bit like Monty Python's Meaning of life. Every customer was another short sketch that failed and everything in between was thinner than a piece of toilet paper. The reason I felt like that was because the characters, although the actors were OK, had no real depth and one just could not identify with any of them or with their actions. A bad effort from Verhoeven, which I guess nobody will enjoy much. Luckily he made better films later on.

4 out of 10


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