Louise and Martine Fokkens are 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam for over 40 years.

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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.

Genre

Documentary Biography

Rated

NR

Language

Dutch

Starring

Louise Fokken...Herself
Martine Fokkens...Herself

Directed by

Gabrielle Provaas
Rob Schröder

Written by

Gabrielle Provaas
Rob Schröder

Produced by

Bruno Felix
Femke Wolting

Awards

AWARDS

Best Television Documentary, Prix Europa, 2012


NOMINATIONS

Best TV Fiction, Prix Europa 2012


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Hot Docs, Canada, 2012
Silver Docs, Maryland, 2012
International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2011

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Country of Origin

Netherlands

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