Meet the Fokkens

Directed by Gabrielle Provaas, and Rob Schröder

Year: 2012
Running Time: 80
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch [audio]
Genres: Documentary
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Meet the Fokkens

Cast
Louise Fokkens
Martine Fokkens

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Directed by Gabrielle Provaas and Rob Schröder


Meet Louise and Martine Fokkens: 69-year-old identical twins who have worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam's red light district for over 50 years. Louise is newly retired due to arthritis ("I couldn't get one leg over the other"), but Martine carries on, unable to support herself on a state pension. Between explicit scenes of her daily grind, she and Louise stroll the city in matching outfits, recounting hilariously ribald stories from a lifetime of sex work. (Discussing a client who was a chaplain, one recalls: "Don't you remember, we even had a little confessional".

An immensely affectionate portrait of two women who have seen and done everything (and everyone), Meet the Fokkens is a rollicking and revealing look at the world's oldest profession in the 21st century.

Reviews

"Thoroughly entertaining and charming!" - Mark Adams, Screen Daily



Awards

  • Official Selection International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

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