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Meet the Fokkens

Screenings

Fri, Apr 27 9:45 PM
The Royal Cinema

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Sat, Apr 28 1:15 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Fri, May 4 7:00 PM
Cumberland 2

Not Available


70 minutes | Netherlands  | (Subtitled) Dutch  | North American Premiere | Rating: 14A


Louise and Martine Fokkens are 70-year-old identical twins. For 50 years they’ve worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. In their long and illustrious careers, they helped establish the first trade union for prostitutes, freed themselves from their pimps and ran their own brothel. Despite being inseparable, Louise has decided to retire from the business and is adjusting to a new life away from sex work. Martine carries on, still needing the money. A different type of clientele visits these local celebrities, as Martine allows us inside her booth to see her day-to-day working life and the men who inhabit it. Now these matriarchs find themselves facing an industry from the outside as it changes beyond recognition, the old set of values they were used to long gone. Meet the Fokkens is a peek behind the curtains of two ladies who have seen and done it all. Charlotte Cook


Director(s)
Rob Schröder
Gabriëlle Provaas

Producer(s)
FEMKE WOLTING
BRUNO FELIX

Cinematographer(s)
WIRO FELIX
ROB SCHRÖDER

Editor(s)
SANDER VOS NCE

Composer(s)
DANNY MALANDO

Sound
CARLA VAN DER MEIJS

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