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.
|Theatrical Release:||August 8th, 2012 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as Meet the Fokkens|
|Video Release:||April 2nd, 2013 by Kino Video|
|MPAA Rating:||Not Rated|
|Keywords:||Retirement, Prostitution, Twins, Biography|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Production Companies:||Submarine Entertainment, VPRO|