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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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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

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Flemish | Dutch | French

Release Date:

28 October 2009 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Królowa Karo See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Anna Franziska Jaeger's film debut. See more »

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A movie about the 70's that isn't a cliché for once
6 September 2010 | by MdlndeHondSee all my reviews

Shortly after Karo and her parents Raven and Dalia join a squatters community on the Amsterdam Wallen to live a life without boundaries nothing is certain. Raven shortly after picks up a relationship with a fellow activist while Dalia is trying to make a life for herself. The community itself has their own issues like trying to get by without getting evicted. Within this turmoil Karo has to find her own way. By getting her swimming diploma for one. She receives help from soft natured prostitute Jacky who is a oases of calmness to her.

For many directors the theme of free love community is an excuse for softcore porn and luckily that didn't happen here. It's a realistic portrait, entertaining, nothing overly dramatic, the 70-ies atmosphere for once not overdone and a great cast. Thank god we're spared the same old soundtrack. But most mentionable : no stereotypes, no secret hidden judgements on morals & last but not least the marvellously played Karo and off course success ingredient Matthias Schoenaerts. If you enjoy this theme, try Tillsammans(Together) as well.


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