Blonde Greet is an experienced and kindhearted prostitute in the red-light district of Amsterdam. Her friend Nel, another whore, lives on the second floor of her house and is exploited and abused by her pimp. When Greet meets the married Piet, they feel a great attraction to each other. Nel decides to find a husband and quit being a whore. Her life ends up changing; Greet's doesn't. —Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Took the words right out of my mouth
The title says it all. 'Wat zien ik?' or 'What am I seeing?' was exactly the question I asked myself when I watched this film the other night. The film itself seems to be nothing more than an accumulation of 'strange' customers that a hooker in Amsterdam entertains and has a very sketch-like feel to it. Except that it isn't funny. For me it felt a bit like Monty Python's Meaning of life. Every customer was another short sketch that failed and everything in between was thinner than a piece of toilet paper. The reason I felt like that was because the characters, although the actors were OK, had no real depth and one just could not identify with any of them or with their actions. A bad effort from Verhoeven, which I guess nobody will enjoy much. Luckily he made better films later on.
4 out of 10
4 out of 10
- Sep 26, 2005
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