Meet The FokkensHD
Gabrielle Provaas & Rob Schröder
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About the Movie
Sisters doing it for themselves in Amsterdam's Red Light District. "In the old days, the local copper would tap on the window if a girl was showing too much ankle, now the girls deal coke from their cubicles." Louise and Martine Fokkens are identical twins. For over fifty years they were working as prostitutes. They freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel, and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. They are familiar faces in Amsterdam's Red Light District, but soon they will bid their farewells. MEET THE FOKKENS is a portrait of these remarkable women.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 16
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Meet the Fokkens" holds your interest, mostly because the sisters (who turned 70 in May) are good company, no matter who they are.
Fresh: A racy, thoroughly enjoyable docu about a pair of 69-year-old identical-twin hookers in Amsterdam, Meet the Fokkens bounces along with defiant joie de vivre.
Fresh: The film is about two old ladies, still cackling despite the sadness that trailed in the wake of the lives into which they were forced.
Fresh: The sisters' struggle for autonomy (they opened Amsterdam's only independent brothel until they were forced out by organized crime) reveals a touching commitment to mutual survival.
This looked like a great movie.....and I hate subtitles.....watched it till the religion started....turned it off and won't go back.
Of course those sick twisted terrible critics at rotten tomatoes r gonna like this one. Its nastiness on a whole new level for me !
What a delight these ladies are.. regardless of their profession it is an insightful look into their lives and very apparent is the wonderful bond they have as sisters..playful, moving moments and you really cannot help really liking these ladies. Good on them for being open minded and courageous enough to be who they are without apology..those who are open minded, and non judgemental will love this documentary