EN - 40-year-old Nico Marsman has been taking care of his autistic brother since the death of their mother. But then he loses his job and his wife tells him she needs a break. He needs to get back on track as soon as possible; but where to start? Luckily he can count on his friends Marc, Peter and Ludovic with whom he plays in a band called ‘De Mannen Van Mars’ (Men From Mars) and his 20-year-old daughter. Step by step, Nico attempts to regain lost ground and find a lasting solution for his brother.

NL - Veertiger Nico Marsman heeft sinds het overlijden van zijn moeder de zorg voor zijn autistische broer op zich genomen. Wanneer hij daarenboven zijn job verliest en zijn vrouw, Vera, een pauze in hun huwelijk wil inlassen komt hij er min of meer alleen voor te staan. Nico wil zijn leven weer op de sporen krijgen, maar hoe begin je daaraan? Gelukkig zijn er in het leven nog zekerheden. Zijn boezemvrienden Mark, Peter en Ludovic waarmee Nico al sinds jaar en dag het muziekgroepje 'De Mannen van Mars' vormt laten hem niet in de steek. Ook op zijn jong-volwassen dochter Femke kan hij rekenen. Beetje bij beetje probeert Nico zijn nieuwe parcours uit te stippelen en een blijvende oplossing voor zijn broer te vinden. Marsman is een tragikomisch verhaal over keuzes en relaties, over trouw en vriendschap, over onvoorwaardelijkheid en twijfels.

Info

Title Marsman
Original title Marsman
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category TV series
Genre tragicomical fiction series
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-03-22

Credits

Cast Jurgen Delnaet, David Cantens, Lynn Van Royen, Maaike Cafmeyer, Robby Cleiren, Mathias Sercu, Lien De Graeve, Laurence Roothooft, Tom Audenaert, Machteld Ramoudt, Marc Lauwreys, Reinhilde Decleir, Jits Van Belle.
Photography Diego Dezuttere
Editing Zeger Van Der Donckt
Sound Johan Somers
Art director Bart Van Loo
Costume Mieke Van Buggenhout
Makeup Daphne Zwanenberg
Music Frederic Sioen
Head of drama Serge Bierset

Technical specs

Running time series 8 x 45'
Release format HD Cam
Other available formats DVD, digibeta
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Media Fund (VAF)

Marsman a double winner in Biarritz

Flemish fiction series Marsman was a double winner at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programmes (FIPA) in Biarritz, France. Directed by Mathias Sercu and Eshref Reybrouck, the eight-parter won the Michel Mitrani Prize, while the series’ main actor Jurgen Delnaet picked up the FIPA d’Or for Best Actor.

MarsmanPresented as part of FIPA’s Series Competition, Marsman was up against 10 international heavyweights, including crime series The TeamThicker Than Water from Sweden and Wolf Hall, currently screening to great acclaim on British TV. FIPA opened with the BBC’s top-rated drama series The Missing, another co-production with Flanders.

Published on Sunday 25 January 2015

FIPA welcomes five (co-)productions from Flanders

TV series Marsman, directed by Mathias Sercu and Eshref Reybrouck, has been selected for Official Competition at this year’s FIPA, the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels held in Biarritz, France, from 20-25 January. Also showing is top European crime series The Team, which is a co-production with Flanders. Lieven Corthouts’s cross-media documentary project Emergency Exit has been selected for Smart FIP@, while Before The Last Curtain Falls – a co-production with Flanders – is also part of the programme. Finally, the Screen Flanders-supported BBC series The Missing is to receive a special screening.

MarsmanEleven international series are competing in FIPA’s Fiction Competition this year, including Flemish series Marsman, which won a Prix Italia at the end of 2014. A tragicomedy, it follows 40-year-old Nico Marsman who struggles to find a way to get his life back on track.

Published on Monday 12 January 2015

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Director Mathias Sercu, Eshref Reybrouck
Producers Jan Keersmaekers, Johan Tuyaerts
Writers Mathias Sercu
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