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My Queen Karo (2009)

A young girl witnesses the moral dilemmas of free love when her parents join a squatter community in 1970s Amsterdam.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Franziska Jaeger Anna Franziska Jaeger ... Karo (as Anna Franziska Jäger)
Déborah François ... Dalia
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Raven
Maria Kraakman ... Alice
Samuel du Chatinier Samuel du Chatinier ... Daniel
Cezanne Cuypers Cezanne Cuypers ... Tara (as Cezanne Q. Cuypers)
Ward Weemhoff Ward Weemhoff ... Joop
Nico Sturm ... Barré
Dragan Bakema ... Frans
Rifka Lodeizen ... Jacky
Christelle Cornil Christelle Cornil ... Anne Clare
Hadewych Minis ... Rosa
Broske Broske ... Iglo
Martijn Fischer Martijn Fischer ... Badmeester
Bob Fosko Bob Fosko ... Husbaas
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Storyline

Nine-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies. She leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. Everything is shared in the squat, but not everyone is able to honor these ideals. Karo gets confused because of the internal conflicts that start to divide the group. Karo slowly realizes that nothing can stay the same forever. Written by Anonymous

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Netherlands | Belgium | France

Language:

Flemish | Dutch | French

Release Date:

28 October 2009 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Królowa Karo See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is semi-autobiographical and inspired by director Dorothée Van Den Berghe's childhood. She was born in Ghent, but spent most of her childhood in Amsterdam. At the age of 18 she returned to Brussels to study sculpture and film at Sint-Lucas Academy. See more »

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poetic, sensitive and brilliant acting
17 May 2010 | by sunatzenithSee all my reviews

This is far most the best Flemish film in years! It is mature in every sense whereas other Flemish films tend to look for extremity or genre. This film flows like summer breeze and has the nostalgia of a loved memory. The script is somehow the weaker point sometimes, but its well compensated by a brilliant cast. Up front of course we have the adorable Anna Franciska, but the true star of the movie is again Schoenaerts who seemingly effortless shifts from character to character in every movie and he does with the ease which mark the truly great actors. Also Deborah François is a delight to watch although her part is a little underwritten. Anyway this is a must see for lovers of honest and poetic cinema.


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