Katie Tippel Movie Review Summary

Actors: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Peter Faber

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Katie Tippel (Keetje Tippel) is a dutch movie directed by Paul Verhoeven in 1975. Cinematography by Jan De Bont.
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Late XXth century. Katie arrives from the country with her family in Amsterdam. They are very poor and Katie must accept disqualifying jobs to make some money to feed her brothers and sisters. After having been raped by her last employer, she's finally been pushed by her own mother into the world of prostitution. Soon, she meets Rutger Hauer, a bank clerk, who introduces Katie in the circles of the dutch bourgeoisie. But Katie, still aware from where she comes from, feels sympathy for the new progressist movements that are emerging in Europe. Based on a true story, recommended.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape    -   sex with client/patient Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prostitute Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


Europe    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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