Meet The Fokkens

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.

 

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

"The doc gives a rare look at the business of plying the world's oldest profession over the past 50 years in the famously tolerant city" - Linda Bernard, Toronto Star

 

2012 / Netherlands / Colour / Dutch with English subtitles / 1.85 widescreen presentation / 5.1 Digital Dolby / 80 minutes

 

Directors: Gabrielle Provaas and Rob Schröder

 

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