Lily Was Here (film)
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Lily Was Here (original title in Dutch: De Kassière, The Cashier) is a 1989 Dutch drama film directed by Ben Verbong. One song from the soundtrack, performed by Candy Dulfer and Dave Stewart, was later released as a single – "Lily Was Here".
|Lily Was Here|
|Directed by||Ben Verbong|
|Written by||Ben Verbong,|
Sytze van der Laan,
Willem Jan Otten
|Produced by||Chris Brouwer,|
|Music by||David A. Stewart|
Movies Film Productions
|Distributed by||Meteor Film|
|10 June 1989|
Teenager Lily works as a checkout girl at the local supermarket. She becomes pregnant, but before the child is born, the black father is attacked by a gang of thugs and killed. Following his death, she flees to the city, where she soon finds herself under the wings of a pimp, Ted. Escaping Ted, she commences a one-woman spree of thefts, culminating in running from the police and the press. In the end, Lily is forced to choose between freedom and her baby.
- The film was largely shot in Rotterdam.
- Marion van Thijn is the daughter of former mayor Ed van Thijn of Amsterdam.
- The music for the film was composed by David A. Stewart, former member of the band Eurythmics.
- The title song, "Lily Was Here," reached first place in the Dutch charts and was a hit internationally. Candy Dulfer played the major saxophone pieces in the song.