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Daens (1992)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx
Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck
D'Ardennen (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A brutal home-jacking by two brothers goes hopelessly wrong, and one of them goes to prison. Four years later, his brother tries to help him get his life back on track.

Director: Robin Pront
Stars: Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens
Belgica (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The drama follows two brothers who start a bar and get swept up in its success in the midst of Belgium's nightlife scene.

Director: Felix van Groeningen
Stars: Stef Aerts, Tom Vermeir, Stefaan De Winter
Code 37 (2009–2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Female detective Hannah Maes leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses. A smaller, but important part of the story is about the private quest of Hannah. She investigates a past ... See full summary »

Stars: Veerle Baetens, Michael Pas, Marc Lauwrys
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The local elections are approaching and various families are placed before a number of moral choices. They must choose between family and career, between self-interest and community interest. What will reign supreme?

Stars: Sara de Roo, Koen De Graeve, Lucas Van den Eynde
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Director: Felix van Groeningen
Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After the Great War, traumatized Yser front hero Casimir Van De Velde returns home. He's not amused to see his bitchy sister Coralie turned it into a virtual orphanage and home for other ... See full summary »

Directors: Johan Heldenbergh, Kenneth Taylor
Stars: Raouf Hadj Mohamed, Arne Vereecken, Jan Baeyens
Bevergem (TV Series 2015)
Drama
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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 »

Stars: Piet De Praitere, Bart Vanneste, Wim Willaert
Eigen Kweek (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

a farmer loses all his money and decides to grow weed to compensate for the losses.

Stars: Sien Eggers, Dirk van Dijck, Wim Willaert
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Mario Verstraete (Koen Degraeve)... See full summary »

Director: Nic Balthazar
Stars: Koen De Graeve, Geert Van Rampelberg, Lotte Pinoy
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 De Generaal (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tim David ...
 Achiel 'Spille' Vantorre (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Cécile Vantorre (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jenne Decleir ...
 Jozef 'Piften' Vantorre (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Margot De Ridder ...
 Jeanne Vantorre (3 episodes, 2006)
Thomas Ryckewaert ...
 Roger 'Bolle' Vantorre (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kathlien Bridoux
(3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Leonard Muylle
(3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Fran Verstegen
(3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kurt Defrancq ...
 Veldwachter (3 episodes, 2006)
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A family with the will to survive
19 February 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

"The Kavijaks" is a five part miniseries that tells the story of a rural Flemish family during and immediately after the second World War.A family consisting of an an exhausted mother and thirteen children dominated by a callous and fear-inspiring father they call "the general".These are harsh times and the will to survive for the children after the death of their mother and the ever increasing brutality and indifference of their father make their plight all the more difficult.Although the war is evidently present, it is used more as a background against which a study unfolds of human nature and particularly that of the amazing adaptability of children to overcome even the most extreme circumstances.Just as many adults conspire with the Germans in order to survive, the blood bond between the children gives them the strength to confront their vicious father and the menacing presence of the foreign enemy and also enables them to discover ingenious ways of obtaining food and other necessities for their well-being. It is widely accepted that it is an extremely difficult task to direct children in a movie. Stijn Coninx however succeeds in bringing the best out of a group of youngsters with little or no acting experience at all. There is no contrived acting here and the enthusiastic presence of all these young people is a sheer delight to experience.The historical settings are both accurate and convincing and the whole bathes in a form of lighting that accentuates reminiscences from the past. Jan Decleir as "the general" is of course once again remarkable: as all great actors he needs no extensive lines to prove his talents: his formidable presence alone literally fills the screen and captures the viewer's attention over and over again.The above comments relate essentially to the first three episodes of the series that as mentioned before consists of five parts.Episodes 4 & 5 tell the ongoing story of the Kavijak family after the departure of their father and the ups and downs they encounter as adults in a post-war environment.


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