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Video on demand: Black Tulip 2

The follow-up to the successful drama series Black Tulip is currently in production. The first season was launched on 30 March through Videoland, where the whole series was available exclusively. Black Tulip is the first large-scale Dutch series to be made specially for a video-on-demand platform – it was also shot in Ultra HD quality. Black Tulip is a family drama that combines a generous helping of (supernatural) tension with romance. The cast is made up of top acting talent such as Huub Stapel, Linda van Dyck, Anna Drijver, Benja Bruijning, Roeland Fernhout and Marcel Musters. The second part of the series will see Derek de Lint make his debut in Black Tulip. Videoland will be announcing more new names in the very near future. The series can be seen through Videoland in the first part of 2016. 

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Reruns of 'Mother, I want to join the Cabaret'

MAX will broadcast the series ‘Mother, I want to join the cabaret’ again this summer. The reruns start on Wednesday, July 27th every day on NPO1 at 5.05pm. The succesfull series with songs written by Wim Sonneveld tells the story about the son of a village coalman. Born and raised in poor circumstances, but blessed with great talents.During the second half of the 1950s, small green shoots of prosperity gradually start to break through in the Netherlands – but not for Bob, his father Jacob and four sisters. As the son of the village coalman, Bob is destined to take over his father’s business: an unpromising one, as more and more people start to switch over to oil. When Bob’s cousin Arnold invites him to see a show in town, he is immediately smitten. Not only by the glitter and glamour of the revue, but also by Jeanne – a young woman whose father owns a shop selling modern domestic appliances. Bob moves to town and gets a job as a stagehand in the theatre, where he is able to watch John van Houten’s revue every day. Then he takes singing lessons and gets his first small part with Hagendoorn’s company…

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Out now: 'In my father's garden' on DVD and Blu-ray

The screenplay In my father's garden, written by Hugo Heinen, is based on the novel Kneeling on a Bed op Violets by Jan Siebelink. Ben Sombogaart directs. Barry Atsma and Noortje Herlaar play the lead roles, with supporting roles for Marcel Hencema, Willem Voogd, Gaite Jansen and others. The film tells the story of a loving man and father (Barry Atsma) who falls under the influence of an extremely orthodox Protestant sect. He sacrifices everything and everyone to this faith, including his business and the respect of his younger son. However, he never loses the love of his wife (Noortje Herlaar). NL Film is producing the film with Sytze van der Laan. 

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In cinema October 2016: Tonio

De film 'Tonio' is based on the novel with te same name by A.F.Th. van der Heijden. The screenplay was written by Hugo Heinen and the film will is directed by Paula van der Oest. Shooting summer 2015.On 23 May 2010, 21-year-old Tonio van der Heijden was hit by a car and taken to hospital in a critical condition. He died shortly afterwards. The lives of his parents, who had to watch their only son die in intensive care, are transformed drastically. His life leaves his parents with a phantom pain – everything around and in them reminding them of him. They mourn, but at the same time have to try to prevent their own lives being drawn into a downward spiral of sorrow. Release: fall 2016.

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