EN - Helena De Ridder is a young and ambitious prosecutor. She not only leads the police investigation, but also performs legal research and presents her cases in court. Helena follows each case from accusation to conviction and is the only one who experiences the entire legal procedure from start to finish.

NL - Helena De Ridder, substituut van de Procureur des Konings, geeft het gerecht een menselijk gelaat. Terwijl wij haar volgen in haar dagelijkse strijd voor meer rechtvaardigheid, leidt zij ons doorheen het gerechtelijke labyrint. Recht en rechtvaardigheid blijken daarbij niet altijd synoniemen. Als openbaar aanklager leidt Helena De Ridder niet alleen het politieonderzoek, maar vordert ze ook de straf voor de rechtbank. Doordat zij elke zaak opvolgt van aanklacht tot veroordeling, is zij de enige die de hele gerechtelijke procedure van het begin tot het einde meemaakt. Dat is de unieke focus van deze misdaadreeks.

FR - Helena De Ridder est une jeune et ambitieuse procureure qui, semaine après semaine, lutte pour plus d’équité. Elle est aussi vive d’esprit qu’elle a la langue bien acérée. Elle a tout pour faire un bonne avocate, mais lorsqu’une de ses affaires se solde par une tragédie elle se sent responsable et décide de changer de camp. Désormais elle traverse l’existence comme représentante du Ministère Public. Helena De Ridder donne à la justice un visage identifiable et humain.

Info

Title De Ridder
Original title De Ridder
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category TV series
Genre crime, procedural
Year 2014

Credits

Cast Clara Cleymans, Dahlia Pessemiers Benamar, Michaël Pas, Michaël Vergauwen, Katelijne Damen, Dirk Van Dijck, Lucas Van den Eynde, Stefaan Degand en Lynn Van Royen
Photography Dirk Van Den Heede
Editing Günther Hoogstyns
Sound Stefaan De Bisschop
Art director Katia Meulemans, Kurt Rigolle en Jean-Paul Van Calster
Costume Tine Verbeurgt
Makeup Eddy Servaes
Music Bart Ketelaere

Technical specs

Running time series 13 x 50' (S1/S2)
Release format Apple ProRes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Production partners VRT

Festivals

2014: Séries Mania (FR), Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FR), Telas - Sao Paulo International TV Festival (BR)

Best Photography for Cordon in Brazil

Flemish drama series Cordon has been awarded the prize for Best Photography at the first edition of Telas, the São Paulo International TV Festival, in Brazil (7-14 November). DOP of Cordon was Christophe Nuyens, who previously worked on series such as Deadline 14/10Deadline 25/5 and Code 37. In addition to Cordon, the festival also presented two other Eyeworks productions: Home Grown and De Ridder.

CordonCordon was shown as part of the Festival’s International Spectrum, presenting a range of fiction and documentary series from 16 countries, also including Eyeworks’s Home Grown, a tragicomic series about a dysfunctional family looking for solutions to their problems in unexpected places.

Published on Tuesday 18 November 2014

TV fiction from Flanders fits the bill at Séries Mania

Flanders’s prestigious new drama series Cordon has been selected for the competitive World Series section at the Séries Mania Festival in Paris (22-30 April), organised for the fifth time by the Forum des Images. The professional programme also includes the crime series De Ridder. Both series were produced by Eyeworks.

CordonThe World Series showcase offers the Parisian public a collection of TV series which excel in creativity, craftsmanship and originality. For the fifth edition of Séries Mania, Flemish drama series Cordon also formed part of the public programme.

Published on Wednesday 9 April 2014

De Ridder, At War and In Flanders Fields selected for FIPA

Flemish crime series De Ridder is part of the official competition at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA, 21-26 January) in Biarritz. Also to be seen at FIPA, commemorating the Great War with a special section, is documentary series At War. As previously announced, helmer Jan Matthys will be presented with the EuroFIPA of Honor for his entire works, followed by a screening of an episode of his upcoming war series In Flanders Fields.

In Flanders FieldsFor its 27th edition, the official competition of the International Festival of Audiovisual Programs covers ten fiction series, De Ridder being one of them. The Flemish crime series is surrounded by international hits as BBC’s Peaky Blinders or the American Hostages.

Published on Friday 10 January 2014

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Director Tom Goris, Lars Goeyvaerts
Producers Gunter Schmid, Marina Willems, Eric Taelman
Writers Willem Wallyn, Nele Meirhaeghe, Pat Van Beirs, Wouter Van Haver, Rik D'hiet, Ruth Mellaerts, Wout Thielemans
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