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A 10-part series telling the story of the Boesman family during World War I.
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Series cast summary:
Lize Feryn ...  Marie Boesman 10 episodes, 2014
Wietse Tanghe ...  Guillaume Boesman 10 episodes, 2014
Matthieu Sys ...  Vincent Boesman 10 episodes, 2014
Barbara Sarafian ...  Virginie Boesman 10 episodes, 2014
Wim Opbrouck ...  Philippe Boesman 10 episodes, 2014
Jonas Van Geel ...  Leon 9 episodes, 2014
Sven Mattke Sven Mattke ...  Hans-Peter Breitlinger 9 episodes, 2014
Hilde Heijnen ...  Jacoba Vos 9 episodes, 2014
Marc Van Eeghem Marc Van Eeghem ...  Verbeke 9 episodes, 2014
Tine Embrechts Tine Embrechts ...  Juffrouw Blommaert 9 episodes, 2014
Jobst Schnibbe Jobst Schnibbe ...  Gerolf Hofmann 8 episodes, 2014
Jonas Vermeulen ...  Jos Vandersmissen 8 episodes, 2014
Viv Van Dingenen Viv Van Dingenen ...  Mathilde 8 episodes, 2014
Willy Thomas Willy Thomas ...  De Vreese 7 episodes, 2014
Yannick Renier Yannick Renier 6 episodes, 2014
Joren Seldeslachts ...  Ludovic 6 episodes, 2014
Tom De Beckker Tom De Beckker ...  John Woods 6 episodes, 2014
Rilke Eyckermans Rilke Eyckermans ...  Godelieve 6 episodes, 2014
Steven van Watermeulen ...  Speleers 5 episodes, 2014
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A 10-part series telling the story of the Boesman family during World War I.

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Belgium

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Release Date:

12 January 2014 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Háborús évek See more »

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Veurne, Belgium See more »

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Award: EuroFipa d'honneur au Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA), Biarritz 2014. See more »

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28 May 2019 | by riwolsinkSee all my reviews

Good companion piece to for example a collection of eye-witness accounts of the First World War, or a bundle of Trench Poetry. It provides sound and footage. All relevant departments have done their homework, costuming, setting and decor look and feel quite authentic.

However, as a series on it's own it is somewhat lacking. The characters remain vessels for all the different aspects of the war in Flanders that the writers felt must be nice included. It's as if they had made a list of a the developments they wanted to include in a series like this and then proceeded to logically assign them to characters. It's not bad writing, as it does tick all the boxes. If you are interested in a general story, you'll be fine. However, if you deeply want to invest in your characters, you will be disappointed; they do not have enough substance for that. While there is some development and tension, this element of the series is underdeveloped.

From a linguistic point if view, this is also an interesting series as it is set in a very multi-ethnic part of Belgium. People in this region (Gent) seem to be used to 3 or 4 different languages and that is reflected in the dialogue and storyline. This element makes for a satisfying extra layer for language nerds such as myself.

All-in-all, an ok sort of thing. I caught this on Netflix. Not binge-worthy, but when fine watched over a couple of days, as a distraction from other activities and combined with an interest in the First Work War or Belgium in this era.


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