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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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Filming was done in The Hague, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Leiden and Brussels to provide an appropriate 19th century setting. Even so, many times a baker's car or basket weavers had to be placed strategically to hide 20th century antennae, parking meters and supermarkets from view. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Flesh + Steel: The Making of 'RoboCop' (2001) See more »

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Surprisingly Thoughtful Indictment of 19th Century Capitalism
25 March 2001 | by archive1See all my reviews

I came across this film under the title "Hot Sweat" at my local video store, and rented it out of curiosity; I had seen many movies by this director, and always thought his work was severely underated. The movie really surprised me with it's unsensationalistic style and well done cinematography. Although the female lead is very beautiful, and manages to get undressed frequently, there is always a tension to her sexuality...she is forced to rely on it only because the audience is clearly made aware that on the other side is the penniless abyss. Rutger Haur plays totally against type as a foppish young bank officer who adopts her as his mistress.

I think most people today think of Holland as a totally liberal and affluent country. This film goes a long way towards dispelling that stereotype, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a (sometimes brutally) realistic picture of 19th century life among the underclass in Amsterdamn. I liked it.


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