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Ouwehoeren (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,810Details
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  7. Trailer


Louise and Martine Fokkens are 69-year-old identical twins, working residents of Amsterdam's notorious Red Light District for the past 50 years. Today Louise is retired (citing arthritis: "I couldn't get one leg over the other"), but Martine still works in the window. Dressed in what can only be described as a dominatrix outfit that borders on endearing, she seems to have no dearth of customers. Brash, funny, racy stories punctuate their conversations: one laughs at the naiveté of young prostitutes who are ignorant of the secrets of the trade; the other recalls a client who was a chaplain: "Don't you remember, we even had a little confessional!" The sisters also have scary stories to tell, but in the main they recall their clients with compassion and affection. The Fokkens are a wonderfully amusing cultural mix: one part beloved grandma, one part Xaviera Hollander, times two.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
94% - Fresh
69% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 8th, 2012 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as Meet the Fokkens
Video Release: April 2nd, 2013 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 70 minutes
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Keywords: Retirement, Prostitution, Twins, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Submarine Entertainment, VPRO
Production Countries: Netherlands


Louise Fokkens    Herself
Martine Fokkens    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Cinematographer    Wiro Felix
Cinematographer    Rob Schroder
Sound Mixer    Carla Van Der Meijs
Editor    Sander Vos Nce
Composer    Danny Malando
Sound Mixer    Hugo Dijkstal
Production Manager    Lieke Van Den Ouwelant
Line Producer    Fabie Hulsebos
Commissioning Editor    Barbara Truyen
Producer    Femke Wolting
Producer    Bruno Felix

Per Theater Chart: 2 Days 2 Strong

August 15th, 2012

2 Days in New York led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $11,971 in two theaters. This is well below its predecessor and it likely won't have the same legs either. The re-release of Max and the Junkman earned $11,264 in its lone theater. The overall number one film, The Bourne Legacy, cracked the $10,000 club with an average of $10,185. Red Hook Summer was right behind with an average of $10,018 in four theaters. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/10 65 $7,628   1 $7,628   $10,128 5
2012/08/17 71 $4,573 -40% 1 $4,573   $19,667 12
2012/08/24 85 $2,682 -41% 1 $2,682   $25,324 19
2012/10/26 107 $182   1 $182   $27,599 82
2012/11/02 100 $349 +92% 1 $349   $28,632 89
2012/12/07 106 $447   1 $447   $29,357 124
2013/02/01 82 $1,285   1 $1,285   $30,810 180

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