EN - How to plan the perfect murder... and completely screw it up.
Clan draws you into the lives of the Goethals sisters – tied together by the premature death of their parents, they’ve clung to each other like a real clan. But ever since their fifth sister’s marriage the bond has frayed. Together, the four of them plot the murder of their brother-in-law, Jean-Claude, a pain in the ass just asking to be liquidated. Clever and quick-witted, the sisters devise a whole host of ingenious schemes.
But while planning a murder is easy, committing it is another story... and with each mounting failure, the collateral damage grows... Still, the four women soldier on with their plans, unearthing many of Jean-Claude’s skeletons in the process - it soon becomes apparent that the sisters may not be the only ones that want him dead. Jean-Claude’s eventual death attracts the attention of Thomas and Mathias Dewitt, two claims adjusters that would rather not pay out on his hefty life insurance policy. With bankruptcy looming, the brothers open an investigation into Jean-Claude’s dubious death, interrogating the sisters one by one. An unexpected spark ignites between Mathias and one of the sisters, further entangling the Goethals clan in a web of lies and distrust. The deeper the Dewitt brothers delve into the private lives of the sisters, the more obvious it becomes that Jean-Claude didn’t die of natural causes. It is now up to these four sisters to outwit the Dewitts, and get away with murder.
NL - Vier zussen beramen een moordcomplot. Zonder medeweten van hun vijfde zus Goedele, zoeken ze uit hoe ze hun onuitstaanbare schoonbroer Jean-Claude kunnen vermoorden. Eva, Veerle, Birgit en Rebekka Goethals hebben elk zo hun eigen reden om hem van kant te maken. Maar bovenal willen ze hun vervreemde zus Goedele, die met Jean- Claude getrouwd is, een dienst bewijzen en de Goethals-Clan weer samen brengen.
|Year of production||2012|
|World première / first public presentation||2012-09-03|
|Cast||Dirk Roofthooft, Barbara Sarafian, Inge Paulussen, Maaike Neuville, Ruth Becquart, Kristin Van Pellicom, Geert Van Rampelberg, Stefaan Degand, Robbie Cleiren|
|Costume||Kristin Van Passel, Charlotte Willems|
|Music||Wiegel Meirmans Snitker / REC Sound|
|Running time series||10 x 50'|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) a.o.|
The Flemish fiction TV series Clan and Salamander are selected for the prestigious International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA 22 – 27 January) in Biarritz, France. Parade’s End, a Flemish coproduction with BBC and HBO, and the interactive TV series The Spiral are also selected for competition.
Both Clan and Parade’s End will screen in official competition at the fest. Both TV series are in the running for no less than six FIPA d’Or awards. In Clan, the four sisters Goethals plot the murder of their brother-in-law, Jean-Claude. He is the husband of their fifth sister and a pain in the ass just asking to be liquidated. But while planning a murder is easy, committing it is another story...
The premiere episodes of new Flemish TV series Clan, Deadline 14/10 and The Spiral together gathered an impressive total of 2.3 million viewers in Flanders. Never before have local broadcasters committed this strongly to original indigenous quality fiction. The increase in domestic TV production is a result of the new Media fund which also supported upcoming TV series such as Quiz Me Quick, Salamander and HBO/BBC’s Parade’s End.
Sunday evening 9 September saw a historic first for television in Flanders. No fewer than three original quality fiction series were counter-programmed by leading channels één and vtm: Clan, Deadline 14/10 and The Spiral. Preliminary results indicate that the three TV series attracted a total of 2,274,000 viewers. Combined with delayed viewing and a number of repeat airings, the final total number is estimated to pass 3 million viewers or half of the population of the Flanders region.
Three new projects for TV series received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) in its December round. The three series are Salamander, Clan and Zuidflank. The first two are entering their production stage, the latter received scriptwriting support.
Salamander is a new project for a twelve-part drama series by Frank Van Mechelen, the director of feature films such as The Intruder, Hell in Tangier and Germaine. It’s a political thriller about dark secrets, danger and intrigues. Production company is Skyline Entertainment which is also responsible for such TV series as Aspe and De Rodenburgs.
Last edited on 5 April 2013