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Luc De Ruelle,
Zouzou Ben Chikha,
6 friends started a television production company, "De Parelvissers" (The Pearlfishers). 7 years later one of them, Jan De Ridder, took 100 million francs out of the bank and disappeared without a trace. Shortly after that the company went bankrupt. Another five years later the younger brother of Jan, Piet De Ridder, invites the other 'Pearlfishers" to a remote house in the Ardens, to make a ... See full summary »
Jolente De Keersmaeker,
Sara de Roo,
Famous stand-up comedian Freddy De Vadder flees to a picturesque village called Bevergem. Why? Nobody knows. He doesn't talk about it. The contrast between him and the grotesque residents ... See full summary »
Piet De Praitere,
A tragicomedy about the everyday life of a butchers family Vangenechten. The business is running fine until the son returns home after a long time. He wants to learn more about the butchers... See full summary »
Koen De Graeve,
Mieke De Groote,
The nerve-racking events of a cold winter's day, seen from two different perspectives. The odd episodes tell the story of a team of police negotiators and special forces who respond to a ... See full summary »
Liesa Van der Aa,
A Flemish psychiatrist and a Dutch police woman try to find out what happened to a traumatized young girl, against a brutal murder in the coastal borderland between Flanders and Zeeland. As they get through to the terrified girl, their investigation leads them to a ruthless gang of traffickers.
Grenslanders is a complicated story (packed in a flick movie) literally placed in a swamp of mixed cultures, mixed systems and justice isn't welcome. Because at the end of the day all story lines come together, that seems no excuse to tell the story in a calm way. Grenslanders episodes 1 and 2 were broadcasted as one (1h50m) and I was exited about the idea, the topic, the details. The next week the broadcasting of Grenslanders 3 and 4 I was completely confused. I decided the next day to watch it again, because I could not remember anything I should to follow this story, which on such is quit interesting, but the way it is brought doesn't stay in your mind. So a good reason to start watching these episodes over again. Now I can understand some plot lines. But also see some horrific blur in the production. There are too many characters who are not made familiar with. The scenario doesn't help you to identify suddenly appearing key roles. Maybe the series is too short for the compelling story? Fast editing and a lot of car movements doesn't explain me as a viewer why stories develop, The dirty landscape neither. The stories developing in this "flick" are a bit too much together. And the storytellers swallow it all at once. All introduced characters in episode 1 (and 2) are collapsed in affairs in episodes 3 and 4. We have 4 more episodes to go I am afraid we will have a lot of dead corpses to make this a succesfull serie. Untill now, there were only a few corpses carried around with, and somebody buried alive. So I will keep watching, but again, next week when part 5 and 6 are shown, I would like to know the next day what I was watching at and what I had learned from it. Not this lousy experience, that you completely are desorientated because of the flashy filming and editing without recognizing your audience. Story telling begins with patience. And timing...
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