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Katie Tippel (1975)

Keetje Tippel (original title)
The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she sees the corrupting influence of money.

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Gerard Soeteman (screenplay), Neel Doff (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique van de Ven ... Keetje Tippel
Rutger Hauer ... Hugo
Andrea Domburg ... Keetje's moeder
Hannah de Leeuwe Hannah de Leeuwe ... Mina, Keetje's zus
Jan Blaaser Jan Blaaser ... Keetje's vader
Eddie Brugman Eddie Brugman ... André (as Eddy Brugman)
Peter Faber Peter Faber ... George
Mart Gevers Mart Gevers
Riet Henius Riet Henius
Walter Kous Walter Kous ... Pierre
Paul Meyer Paul Meyer ... Hoofd wasfabriek
Tonny Popper Tonny Popper
Jan Retèl Jan Retèl ... Dokter
Fons Rademakers ... Klant
Riek Schagen ... Geest
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Storyline

The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she sees the corrupting influence of money. Written by Doug Shafer <dsshafer@uncc.edu>

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The passion of BERGMAN...The boldness of FELLINI...The epic sweep of BERTOLUCCI

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Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

6 March 1975 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Katie Tippel See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rob Houwer Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One scene that was scripted but not filmed showed Keetje meeting the Dutch king Willem III during a parade, where he secretly pinches her bottom as she looks away. The real Willem III was infamous for being an ill-mannered womanizer. See more »

Alternate Versions

A few more explicit shots of the rape scene were cut to avoid an "X" rating in the U.S. They are restored on home video in an unrated version. See more »

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Referenced in De Avond van de Filmmuziek (2015) See more »

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Away with all your superstitions, Servile masses, arise, arise!
2 January 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

If you like Paul Verhoeven's later work (Robocop, Total Recall, Black Book), you should take the time to delve into his Dutch language work.

This is a serious work showing class differences in 19th Century Holland, and the total lack of concern for workers. The title character takes a slew of meaningless jobs after the family is forced to move to the city, eventually ending up as a prostitute to survive.

Hearing the typical "streets paved with gold" dreams that were typical of America at that time, we can totally relate to those driven from their farms.

Women were certainly toys for men, even doctors, to play with, and rape, if they chose.

It was interesting to see Rutgar Hauer in a role as a gentlemen, and the experience of Monique van de Ven was not to be missed.


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