Beppie is a poignant and endearing portrait of Beppie, the girl living next door to Johan van der Keuken in Amsterdam. We see Beppie playing in the street, in her class at school, eating fries at the Albert Cuypmarkt, at the entry of St Nicholas and at a Christmas celebration at the Salvation Army. Mean while Beppie gives her views on love, life and death. Beppie represents the life and daytoday worries of an average Amsterdam girl whose parents are not very well off. At the same time, Beppie is an endearing, happy little girl who does not allow herself to be intimidated by a troubled life. Johan van der Keuken succeeds in capturing this on film very convincingly by means of a loose, observational method of filming.
director: Johan van der Keuken
editor: Johan van der Keuken, Kees Straatsma
camera: Ed van der Elsken
sound: Gerda van der Elsken