In this filmed version of Flemish author Jef Gheeraerts' novel, Robert 'Robbe' Parain, an arrogant Antwerp police detective who operates at the limits of illegality and is in personal debt,... See full summary »
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Herbert Flack ...  Parain 6 episodes, 1997
Marc Peeters Marc Peeters ...  Schoeters 6 episodes, 1997
Mathias Sercu ...  Millecamps 6 episodes, 1997
Maas Umbup Maas Umbup ...  Nzibo 5 episodes, 1997
Nolle Versyp Nolle Versyp ...  Goethals 5 episodes, 1997
Dieudonné Kabongo Dieudonné Kabongo ...  Mbatula 5 episodes, 1997
Ann Ceurvels Ann Ceurvels ...  Chantal 5 episodes, 1997
Alpha Mulumba Alpha Mulumba ...  Kanga Ba Zingo 4 episodes, 1997
Tine van den Brande Tine van den Brande ...  Babouche 4 episodes, 1997
Jan Decleir ...  Van Grieken 4 episodes, 1997
Luk D'Heu Luk D'Heu ...  Gamal 3 episodes, 1997
Bode Owa Bode Owa ...  Mbili 3 episodes, 1997
Kristiaan Lagast Kristiaan Lagast ...  Abeels 3 episodes, 1997
Karel Deruwe Karel Deruwe ...  Devos / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Jan Steen Jan Steen ...  De Coster 2 episodes, 1997
Stewart Ung Stewart Ung ...  Lai Sik Yu 2 episodes, 1997
Sumalin Gijsbrechts Sumalin Gijsbrechts ...  Fuzzi 2 episodes, 1997
Fred Van Kuyk Fred Van Kuyk ...  Galeyn 2 episodes, 1997
Farida Van den Stoom Farida Van den Stoom ...  Pick Up / ... 2 episodes, 1997
David Steegen David Steegen ...  Dumoulin 2 episodes, 1997
John Domen John Domen ...  Dokter 2 episodes, 1997
Alex Cassiers Alex Cassiers ...  Van De Ven / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Alain Van Goethem ...  Bediende De Coster 2 episodes, 1997
Miek Van Bocxtaele Miek Van Bocxtaele ...  Verkracht meisje 2 episodes, 1997
Mwanza Goutier Mwanza Goutier ...  Ramazani 2 episodes, 1997
Fania Sorel Fania Sorel ...  Anouk 2 episodes, 1997
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In this filmed version of Flemish author Jef Gheeraerts' novel, Robert 'Robbe' Parain, an arrogant Antwerp police detective who operates at the limits of illegality and is in personal debt, tenaciously traces but also gets personally entangled in the dark, ruthless, criminal sides of the publicly so glamorous trade in diamonds, notably in his native Antwerp, Hong Kong, Brussels and Congo. Written by KGF Vissers

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Diamant is a must see, if you like a good thriller.

Diamant was one of the last (maybe even the last) super-projects made with clearance of Mike Verdrengh & Guido De Praetere the so called 'twins' of VTM Belgian's prime commercial TV Network before they where voted out of the board.

It deserves the term super-project because it has everything you like, and would not expect from a Belgian production. Action,shooting,fighting,drama,some funny one-liners and of course some hot and steamy sex scenes too.

Very strong story based upon the book from Belgian's number one crime writer Jef Geeraerts and superb acting by Herbert Flack as the honest policeman Robbe Parain who gets involved in a case of diamond smuggling and takes the wrong decision. A decision from which he thinks it will solve all his problems,but actually it will only be the beginning of his problems when he ends up in the for outsiders so closed diamond business and finds thieves,forgers,contract killers and some real corrupt people on his path.

Flack doesn't play Robbe Parain,he just is IT !!! Also very strong acting by Jan Decleir and Karel Deruwe. For the fans of Ann Ceurvels : yes she goes naked as usual. There's also a black actor who's not listed in the cast here at IMDB and I can't remember his name, but he's so funny specially in a scene where he gets money from his cousin who works at the embassy.

Diamant is a mini series made for tv, but it's also available in an exclusive boxed movie version on VHS. Hard to find in the shops but if you're lucky you might find it. I still hope that one day they will bring out a DVD version with some extras like audio commentary. A kind of homage to the director Jean-Pierre De Decker who died two years ago, and diamant was his last big project.

Diamant is a must see, if you like a good thriller. +- 4 hours of top entertainment like they will probably never make again in Belgium. You will be nailed to your seat from the beginning till the end.


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1997 (Belgium) See more »

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Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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