Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a ... See full summary »
Monique van de Ven,
Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the ... See full summary »
A famous game show host is being harassed in a restaurant by a strange man who claims to have kidnapped his wife and daughter. A morbid game ensues in which the game show host turns out to be the contestant.
Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his ... See full summary »
Carice van Houten,
In this Dutch police detective series, Detective Jurriaan 'Jurre' de Cock is sort of the 'Columbo' of a Dutch police city's police department, as deceptively poor in appearance (cheap ... See full summary »
Max's ambulance is being held up by a small gang whose friend has a minor injury. Max, on his way to a woman who is giving birth with complications, hits a boy trying to unblock the road. ... See full summary »
Gijs Scholten van Aschat,
The series follows a set of female prisoners, each with her own sorrows. They are guarded by wardens (mostly male and a few female) which sometimes leads to risky situations (like flirting ... See full summary »
"12 steden, 13 ongelukken", as a drama series, was often a bit overly dramatised really. There were some brilliant episodes too, but a majority was a car wreck waiting to happen. For obvious reasons :o) As a campaign against reckless driving though, I'm sure it served its purpose. The story was always split between two parties in a car crash, then leading up to it in the space of a half hour. Viewers could identify more and more with the characters as their story unfolded, which of course made the eventual accident a right shocker. However, as you'd see more episodes of the series you'd know the outcome and be less and less interested in how it came to pass. The effect therefore waned, and the series were cancelled. It's a shame that nowadays 'traffic warnings' come from spectacular shows with car chases, wheel clamps and lots of angry police officers in it. "12 steden" was a great idea, for beginning actors too.
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