Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Based on a popular and well-known Dutch stage play, Rooie Sien tells the story of a woman (Willeke Alberti) living in Rotterdam before the First World War. Her mother, a prostitute in Amsterdam, refuses to be "rescued" by her husband. Sien moves to Amsterdam and marries and is now unhappy in her own right. She sings a number of popular songs throughout the story.
dysfunctional, family, mother, prostitute/prostitution, rescue