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Als de dijken breken 

A heavy northwestern storm is heading towards The Netherlands and Belgium and threatens to break dikes and flood the lower areas of the two countries.
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Series cast summary:
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...  Hans Kreuger 6 episodes, 2016
Janni Goslinga Janni Goslinga ...  Janneke Kreuger 6 episodes, 2016
Simone Milsdochter ...  Sasja Wolbers 6 episodes, 2016
Serin Utlu Serin Utlu ...  Kayvan Amiri 6 episodes, 2016
Loek Peters ...  Robert Wienesse 6 episodes, 2016
Susan Visser Susan Visser ...  Marion Wienesse 6 episodes, 2016
Roos Dickmann ...  Naomi Wienesse 6 episodes, 2016
Marie-Mae van Zuilen Marie-Mae van Zuilen ...  Britt Wienesse 6 episodes, 2016
Daisy Van Praet Daisy Van Praet ...  Sonja Van Daele 6 episodes, 2016
Thomas Ryckewaert ...  Ronnie Van Daele 6 episodes, 2016
Tom Audenaert Tom Audenaert ...  Manu De Ruwe 6 episodes, 2016
Ingrid De Vos Ingrid De Vos ...  Bomma 6 episodes, 2016
Joppe Degrijse Joppe Degrijse ...  Kevin Van Daele 6 episodes, 2016
Sadettin Kirmiziyuz Sadettin Kirmiziyuz ...  Samir Sentûrk 6 episodes, 2016
Aart Staartjes Aart Staartjes ...  David Stein 6 episodes, 2016
Jamelia Sanda Nana Jamelia Sanda Nana ...  Kimmy Asmara 6 episodes, 2016
Jasper Boeke Jasper Boeke ...  Olivier van de Wetering 6 episodes, 2016
Frank Lammers ...  Willem Wienesse 5 episodes, 2016
Tom Van Dyck ...  André Verbeke 4 episodes, 2016
Hubert Fermin Hubert Fermin ...  Sjors IJsinga 4 episodes, 2016
Astrid Kersseboom Astrid Kersseboom ...  Nieuwslezer / ... 4 episodes, 2016
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Bianca Krijgsman Bianca Krijgsman ...  Madelief Wienesse 4 episodes, 2016
Ad van Kempen Ad van Kempen ...  Vader Janneke 3 episodes, 2016
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What would happen if a storm breaches through all defenses on the Dutch and Belgian coastline? What if the government has to decide whether to evacuate or wait with this decision because it could lead to an economical standstill? What if food supplies, communications and a safe haven are gone? This series depicts a scenario about just that. A scenario that is not too far off reality. Written by Rob

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Official Sites:

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Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

2016 (Netherlands) See more »

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High Tides See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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very very mediocre disaster-drama
17 April 2017 | by deboraeySee all my reviews

An unusually high tide and very strong gale conditions combine to produce a record high storm surge that overwhelms parts of The Netherlands and Belgium and floods large parts of both countries. The plot centers around various families who live through this catastrophe among which are the dutch prime minister and his wife. The special effects are impressive as one really sees large parts of the country largely submerged. I live in Belgium and it really makes you think how vulnerable we are in our houses near the Belgian or Dutch coasts, some 2 or 3 meters below sea level! This part of ALS DIJKEN BREKEN is all very well done and the effects artists responsible frankly deserved much better than to have their fine work punctuated by such a shallow and mediocre story. Indeed apart from the special effects it's not a very impressive or original series and sometimes it becomes even laughable in picturing the effects on the population. People that struggle to come to terms with the crisis situation and even have to suffer the loss of loved ones are portrayed in a very one-dimensional manner. Also it is as if there is barely any help for all those stranded people: there are no helicopters, no boats no rescue parties . . can you imagine! And yet many families in The Neterlands own a boat of some kind?? Some of the sequences in this movie are just plain silly: for instance the father and daughter that climbed into a pylon and sat there for hours and hours until . . . they get a telephone call and then . . get rescued!The ending is probably the worse - and most pathetic - I have seen in quite some time. Very much like they ran out of ideas. In overall the sad thing about this mini-series is that it could have been so much better, informative, imaginative and tense.


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