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Synopsis: Meet Louise and Martine Fokkens: 69-year-old identical twins who have worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam’s red light district for over 50 years.

Louise is newly retired due to arthritis (“I couldn’t get one leg over the other”), but Martine carries on, unable to support herself on a state pension. Between explicit scenes of her daily grind, she and Louise stroll the city in matching outfits, recounting hilariously ribald stories from a lifetime of sex work. (Discussing a client who was a chaplain, one recalls: “Don’t you remember, we even had a little confessional!”)

An immensely affectionate portrait of two women who have seen and done everything (and everyone), Meet the Fokkens is a rollicking and revealing look at the world’s oldest profession in the 21st century.


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Run Time

80 minutes




Louise Fokken (Herself)
Martine Fokkens (Herself)

Directed by

Gabrielle Provaas
Rob Schröder

Written by

Gabrielle Provaas
Rob Schröder

Produced by

Bruno Felix
Femke Wolting

Edited by

Sander Vos


Danny Malando


Wiro Felix


IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival - Portugal - 2012

Amnesty International Award (Gabrielle Provaas, Rob Schröder)

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival - Portugal - 2012

World Pulse Award (Gabrielle Provaas, Rob Schröder)

Official selection

IDFA Festival - Netherlands - 2011

Planete+ Doc Film Festival - Poland - 2012

Tallgrass Film Festival - USA - 2012

Athens Film Festival - Greece - 2012

Reykjavik International Film Festival - Iceland - 2012

Women Make Waves Film Festival - Taiwan - 2012

Porn Film Festival Berlin - Germany - 2012

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