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Boudewijn, David and Joris are three different men between the ages of 35 en 45. All the three men are in the middle of a divorce and they decide to take in in a luxury villa. The three men develop a close friendship and support each other with the individual separations, the strong emotions, their women, their quarrels, their children, money and the further issues of a divorced man. In addition, the typical male friendship stand central. Men who have a few words to understand each other, to give each other space, but also men who will tell each other the truth.Written by
after decades of almost or barely acceptable drama on Dutch TV, Divorce is a big relief. Finally beautiful photography, good music, intelligent script and superb acting, delivered as one very attractive package.
The story is well paced; Dutch TV drama used to deliver copious amounts of convoluted developments one tumbling over the other, especially when there was a need for humor; in Divorce, the makers have finally found the courage to allow the odd bit of silence, and to occasionally finish a line of thought, and what an improvement that is! Characters are totally credible, and though some would argue that the story is light, I would suggest that a light story superbly delivered can be art, or literature if you want. I will mention Katja Herbers (Joyce) and Dirk Zeelenberg (David) in particular for consistent superb acting throughout the two seasons that the series now spans.
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