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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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Drama | Romance

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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

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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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seen from a female point of view
8 February 2013 | by wvisser-leusdenSee all my reviews

'My queen Karo' is good, in the first place by the convincing performance of its minor female star. To be more precise: given the role she has to play, loaded with lots of adult relationship-complications, her performance is stunning.

This performance surely makes the backbone of 'My queen Karo'. Apart from that, well, its picturing of left-side Amsterdam in the year 1974 is fairly adequate. Being an Amsterdam-resident in 1974 myself, I think it all a little too beautiful & idealistic.

Another prominent feature of 'My queen Karo': this film obviously is produced by a woman. Which shows in the heavy emphasizing on relationship-problems, in the non-erotic way nudity is shot, and, of course, in the strong focusing on the minor girl Karo.

When you are ready for parameters like this, you surely will enjoy 'My queen Karo'.


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