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Thieves of the Wood 

The Flemish Bandits (original title)
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An eighteenth century bandit becomes a local hero.
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Series cast summary:
Matteo Simoni ...  Jan de Lichte 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Stef Aerts ...  Francis Tincke 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Jeroen Perceval ...  De Schele 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Dirk Roofthooft ...  Jean-Joseph Coffijn 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Tom Van Dyck ...  Jean-Philippe Baru 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Anne-Laure Vandeputte ...  Anne-Marie Mestdagh 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Charlotte Timmers ...  Héloise Embo 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Anemone Valcke ...  De Schoen 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Rik Willems Rik Willems ...  Meyvis 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Manou Kersting ...  Sproetje 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Iwein Segers ...  Vagenende 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Tibo Vandenborre ...  De Spanjol 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Bruno Vanden Broecke ...  Benoit Van Gelderhode 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Rik Verheye Rik Verheye ...  Nicolaï Van Gelderhode 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Patricia Goemaere Patricia Goemaere ...  Madame Van Gelderhode 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Inge Paulussen ...  Magda De Wispelaere 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Mathijs Scheepers ...  Goorissen 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Arnaud Lorent ...  Le Houck 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Peter Gorissen Peter Gorissen ...  Pycke 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Peter De Graef ...  Michel Embo 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Greet Verstraete ...  Minna 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Sofie De Bree Sofie De Bree ...  Marieke 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Tuur Verelst Tuur Verelst 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Kes Bakker Kes Bakker 10 episodes, 2018-2020


1747. After a traumatic time serving as a mercenary at the Silesian front, Jan deserts from the Austrian army. Destitute and exhausted, he returns home, to the Flemish region of Aalst. To his surprise, everything has changed beyond recognition. His village has been transformed into a French army encampment. His family and friends have been outlawed and banished to Kluisbossen forest. Jan joins the ramshackle gang of robbers led by his half-brother Tincke. But in a country suffering under the yoke of poverty and exploitation, there's hardly anything left worth taking. Moved by these harsh living conditions, Jan manages to convince Tincke to see the bigger picture. Instead of stealing from each other, they should rob those who actually have money: the rich and the collaborators consorting with the French occupiers. John's ideas start to resonate and when a stagecoach is raided successfully, the ragtag bunch of scallywags develops into a real gang. The decision to share their booty with ...

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The series is based on the 1957 novel De bende van Jan de Lichte" by Louis Paul Boon. See more »

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De bende van Jan de Lichte
22 January 2020 | by oversmaakSee all my reviews

A little cynical I started watching the Flemish series 'De bende van Jan de Lichte' after the famous book by Louis Paul Boon, because book adaptations often disappoint. Especially with favorite books. Already at the start I was pleasantly surprised and my attention caught. The medieval atmosphere is impressive and realistic and the acting is great. Although the storyline sometimes deviates, the book is really honored in my mind. It is a dark 'rascal novel' as the book was intended. A real pleasure to immerse yourself for hours in the Middle Ages and not be dissapointed. A very low rating is not to be taken serious.

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