16 January 2005

Verhoeven (1975)

1975 - Keetje Tippel [Katie Tippel] - Sort of a more elaborate, period version of Wat Zien Ik. Both follow strong women living in Amsterdam as they navigate through and battle with a cruel culture. In other words, this is a step back for Verhoeven from the level of Turks Fruit. Keetje doesn't grow at all as a person; she just lucks her way from the (literal) gutter into the upper class. As such, I don't think the film has much of a point, other than the zinger at the end: "What you saw was all true!"

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