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Diary of a Hooker (1971)

Wat zien ik (original title)
In Amsterdam, two prostitutes makes a choice between love and work.

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Albert Mol (novel), Gerard Soeteman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronnie Bierman Ronnie Bierman ... Blonde Greet
Sylvia de Leur Sylvia de Leur ... Nel Muller - Haar van boven
Piet Römer ... Piet
Jules Hamel Jules Hamel ... Sjaak
Bernard Droog Bernard Droog ... Bob de Vries
Eric van Ingen Eric van Ingen ... Klant Albert - Doctor-scene
Wim Kouwenhoven Wim Kouwenhoven ... Klant
Ton Lensink Ton Lensink ... Klant - Witch scene
Henk Molenberg Henk Molenberg ... Klant - Cleaning scenes
Allard van der Scheer Allard van der Scheer ... Klant - School scene
Jan Verhoeven Jan Verhoeven ... Klant - Chicken-scene
Helmert Woudenberg Helmert Woudenberg ... Klant - First one
Trudy Labij Trudy Labij ... Prostitute
Kika Mol Kika Mol ... Prostituee
Dini de Neef Dini de Neef ... Older prostitute
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Storyline

Blonde Greet is an experienced, but kindhearted, prostitute in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Her friend, and also a whore, Nel lives on the second floor of her house, and is exploited and abused by her pimp. When Greet meets the married Piet, they feel a great attraction for each other, and Nel decides to find a boyfriend and quit being a whore. But life is not like a Hollywood movie in the streets of Amsterdam. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

10 September 1971 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Hooker See more »

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Budget:

NLG 800,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rob Houwer Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Dutch title 'Wat Zien Ik' is Dutch slang (specifically from Amsterdam), expressing a sensation of mild surprise, roughly translating to "What have we here?" See more »

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Referenced in Allemaal film: Verander de wereld (2007) See more »

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How to tell a story which isn't a story
26 February 2003 | by lyen99See all my reviews

Paul Verhoeven's first feature film after directing the legendary tv-series Floris. Although Verhoeven himself thinks not very highly of his first feature length film, some themes are in fact typical of his work: fear of death and sexuality with a glimpse the social context (e.g. Amsterdam early seventies). Wat Zien Ik also shows us the typical editing technique Paul Verhoeven sometimes uses to hide the lack of story: editing based on speed. In later films this kind of editing proved te be efficient but in this case it's like a bad make up job. Not his best movie...


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