August 8, 2012
Studio: Kino Lorber
Directors: Gabrielle Provaas, Rob Schröder
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Louise Fokkens, Martine Fokkens
"Meet the Fokkens" is an acclaimed and humorous documentary about 69-year-old twins Louise and Martine Fokkens - and their experience working as prostitutes in the world-famous red-light district in Amsterdam, for over 40 years. For over fifty years, Louise and Martine Fokkens worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam's red-light district. After a rough start, the sisters 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 to their profession. Representing the old-fashioned side of Dutch prostitution that has now become almost extinct, "Meet the Fokkens" depicts two sisters who are proud of the lives they lead. With courage and an unapologetic attitude, the sisters share many tales of how they entered into this line of work, how they eventually went into business for themselves, and how relationships in the world of prostitution have changed over the years.