A police inspector investigates the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels.
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Series cast summary:
...  Paul Gerardi 22 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Sofie Gerardi 21 episodes, 2012-2018
Tine Reymer ...  Patricia Wolfs 18 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Vic Adams 18 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Marc De Coutere 17 episodes, 2013-2018
Emilie Van Nieuwenhuyze ...  Nicola Wolfs 13 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Joachim Klaus 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Mike Verdrengh ...  Raymond Jonkhere 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Leah Thys ...  Martine Carlier 12 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Carl Cassimon 11 episodes, 2013
...  Procureur-generaal Armand Persigal 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Vera Van Dooren ...  Commissaris Monda 9 episodes, 2018
Warre Borgmans ...  Commissaris Martin Colla 9 episodes, 2012-2013
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A police inspector investigates the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels.

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The main actor Filip Peeters (Paul Gerardi) is married to An Miller (Gerardi's wife, Sarah Derycke in the series) in real life. They have two daughters. See more »

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Remade as Salamander (2017) See more »

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Mostly by-the-numbers but watchable
9 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

First, a synopsis, sine IMDb doesn't provide one: A private bank in Brussels has its locker room broken into, and the contents of some selected safes burgled, but only of their documents, not money. Turns out those safes belonged to prominent members of Belgian politics and society. The burglars use those documents to blackmail said prominent members. Enter Paul Gerardi, a Belgian police detective, who gets a whiff of the robbery and soon finds himself in over his head, as neither the robbers nor the victims care for a public police investigation.

The premise holds a lot of promise but the execution is by-the-numbers. People get killed for, in retrospect, no useful reason. A fair amount of investigative clues just conveniently fall into the detective's hands. The story doesn't make it seem as if he earned them. The main narrative arc of the first few episodes seems pointless, and could have been avoided had some of the main characters just talked to each other. The conclusion falls within the zone of predictability, and yet could only get there via a serendipitous series of developments in the final few episodes.

Having said all that, this is still a fairly watchable series. There are hit men to be avoided, car tails to be lost, criminals to be identified and caught, and the pacing is competent enough for a decent fortnight's romp.


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