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Meet The Fokkens

HD   14A

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

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94%
  • 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. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Aug 7, 2012

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. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Aug 8, 2012

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. – Chris Packham, Village Voice, Aug 7, 2012

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. – Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR, Aug 8, 2012

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Customer Reviews

looked good...but

This looked like a great movie.....and I hate subtitles.....watched it till the religion started....turned it off and won't go back.

Disgustaaaang !

Of course those sick twisted terrible critics at rotten tomatoes r gonna like this one. Its nastiness on a whole new level for me !

Great documentary!

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

Meet The Fokkens
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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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