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Van der Valk 

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A Dutch detective takes on criminal cases in Amsterdam using insightful human observation and his natural street smarts.

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2020

In this final episode, when the brutal killing of a fashion vlogger is broadcast live, Piet van der Valk and his team find themselves drawn into investigating the contemporary fashion ...


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Marc Warren ...  Piet van der Valk 3 episodes, 2020
Maimie McCoy ...  Lucienne Hassell 3 episodes, 2020
Luke Allen-Gale ...  Brad de Vries 3 episodes, 2020
Elliot Barnes-Worrell ...  Job Cloovers 3 episodes, 2020
Darrell D'Silva ...  Hendrik Davie 3 episodes, 2020
Emma Fielding ...  Julia Dahlman 3 episodes, 2020
Mike Libanon ...  Cliff Palache 3 episodes, 2020
Peter van Heeringen Peter van Heeringen ...  Homeless Frank 2 episodes, 2020
Frieda Barnhard ...  Agatha Vos 2 episodes, 2020
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With a theme tune that topped the UK music charts, crime stories that didn't shy away from sex and drugs and gangsters, a precinct made up largely of Amsterdam canals and a moody blond hero at its heart, the British detective series VAN DER VALK ran for 32 episodes over five series between 1972 and 1992 as British audiences were captivated by their first truly international detective. This is VAN DER VALK re-imagined in the Amsterdam of 2018 and beyond aiming to captivate audiences all over again with a new raft of compelling crime mysteries.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Marc Warren (Piet Van der Valk) and Emma Fielding (Julia Dahlman) both appeared in Agatha Christie's Poirot - Warren in the 2003 episode 'Five Little Pigs' as Meredith Blake and Fielding in the 1993 episode 'Dead Man's Mirror' as Ruth Chevenix See more »

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A lot to desire left
1 January 2020 | by IsmaninbSee all my reviews

The biggest problem with episode 1.1, Love in Amsterdam, is that it doesn't do justice to politics in Amsterdam. Only two candidates are presented, while the local government body entirely consists of leftists and the city council sees no less than 12 political parties. The biggest party and the mayor belong to Green Left, while the second party, Democrats 1966, are comparable with the British Liberal Democrats. So no, De Klerk would not be the main rival of Paul Oosterhuis. Also especially the Amsterdam electorate is not very interested in the sex lives of its politicians. This all hardly makes the political aspect of the plot credible. The final scene, with Van der Valk and Hassell sailing a tjalk on the IJ, quite a busy channel with several harbours, is simply ridiculous. Dutch police officers would have had such a chat in a local pub - like the one Van der Valk uses as his briefing room. Granted, better than almost all Dutch productions, but that doesn't set the bar high. Like fionacluck already pointed out, there's quite a lot left to desire. At the other hand I was quite entertained, so six stars it will be.


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13 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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