EN - When five-year-old Oliver disappears while on holiday in France, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years to come. The Missing takes you inside the mind of a father, Tony, desperate to find his lost son. Told through a delicate and complex narrative that reflects the fractured and frantic battle for a lost child, The Missing is a thrilling and heart-breaking drama of a life consumed by hope, love, truth and obsession.

NL - Het leven van Tony en Emily Hughes neemt een dramatische wending wanneer hun vijfjarige zoontje Oliver spoorloos verdwijnt tijdens een gezinsvakantie in Frankrijk. Het koppel bevindt zich in een vreemd land, waar een taal wordt gesproken die ze niet spreken en regels gelden die ze niet begrijpen. Ongewild komen ze terecht in een mediastorm, en ontdekken ze met vallen en opstaan dat ze niet iedereen kunnen vertrouwen.
Vandaag, acht jaar later, ligt het huwelijk van Tony en Emily op de klippen. Tony weigert nog steeds om de zoektocht naar Oliver op te geven. En wanneer hij na jaren zoeken weer op een spoor stuit, wekt dit ook de interesse van Julien Baptiste, de Franse onderzoeker die het onderzoek naar de verdwijning destijds leidde.

FR - The Missing commence en 2006 lorsque la vie de Tony et Emily Hughes bascule suite à la disparition d’Oliver, leur fils de cinq ans. Le couple - qui ne parle pas le français - se retrouve au cœur d’une tornade médiatique dans un pays dont ils ne comprennent pas les règles. Ils comprennent vite qu’ils ne peuvent pas se fier à tout le monde. Huit ans plus tard, le couple est sur le point de se séparer. Tony n’a jamais voulu abandonner les recherches et lorsqu’il finit quand même à trouver une piste, il parvient à raviver l’intérêt de Julien Baptiste, le détective français qui était affecté à l’affaire dès le début…

Info

Title The Missing
Original title The Missing
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category TV series
Genre Drama
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-10-28

Credits

Cast James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor, Tchéky Karyo, Jason Flemyng, Emilie Dequenne, Saïd Taghmaoui, Titus De Voogdt, Anamaria Marinca, Arsher Ali, Ken Stott, Eric Godan, Anastasia Hille,...
Photography Ole Bratt Birkeland
Editing Una Ni Dhonghaile, Fiona Colbeck, Danielle Palmer
Sound Luc Cuveele
Art director Paul Cripps
Costume Ann Lauwerys, Rachel Walsh
Makeup Michelle Van Brussel
Music Amatorski produced by Dominik Scherrer

Technical specs

Running time series 8 x 60'

Partners

Main production company New Pictures, Company Pictures
Supported by Screen Flanders, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance
Production partners Two Brothers Pictures, Playground, CZAR, VRT, RTBF

Wim Willaert and Missing Persons Unit nominated for Golden Pandas

Flemish actor Wim Willaert has been nominated for his role in the series Home Grown, and the sixth season of Missing Persons Unit is also nominated for a Golden Panda at the 13th edition of the Sichuan TV Festival in Chengdu (China, 6-8 November). Both series were co-produced by Eyeworks Film & TV Drama. The Missing, a co-production with Czar TV for Flanders, was also nominated twice.

Home GrownIn the category of Best Actor in a TV Drama, Willaert is up against Guy Pearce (Jack Irish Dead Point) and James Nesbitt for his role in the Flanders co-produced The Missing which was also nominated for Best Photography.

Published on Wednesday 21 October 2015

Screen Flanders-Supported series The Missing nominated for three Bafta TV Awards

The Screen Flanders-supported drama series The Missing has been nominated for three BAFTA Television Awards. The eight-parter, co-produced with and mainly shot in Belgium, is nominated in the categories Best Leading Actor (James Nesbitt), Best Supporting Actor (Ken Stott) and Best Drama Series. The series is also nominated for the Radio Times Audience Award. Czar TV co-produced the series for Flanders with the support of the Screen Flanders economic fund and the Belgian federal tax shelter.

Missing, The When five-year-old Oliver disappears on a family holiday in France, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years. The Missing explores the mind of a father, Tony, who is desperate to find his lost son. Exploring the emotional cost of a child's abduction, this gripping relationship thriller is told simultaneously over two time frames in two countries.

Published on Thursday 9 April 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

Two Golden Globe Nominations for Screen Flanders-supported series The Missing

The Screen Flanders-supported drama series The Missing has been nominated for two Golden Globes. The eight-parter, co-produced with and mainly shot in Belgium, is nominated in the categories Best Miniseries or TV Movie and Best Actress (Frances O'Connor). Czar TV co-produced the series for Flanders with the support of the Screen Flanders economic fund and the Belgian federal tax shelter.

The MissingWhen five-year-old Oliver disappears on a family holiday in France, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years. The Missing explores the mind of a father, Tony, who is desperate to find his lost son. Exploring the emotional cost of a child's abduction, this gripping relationship thriller is told simultaneously over two time frames in two countries.

Published on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Screen Flanders-supported series The Missing premieres on BBC One

The new drama series The Missing, written by Harry and Jack Williams and directed by Tom Shankland, starts this week (Tuesday 28 October) on BBC One. The eight-part series was mainly shot in Belgium and stars James Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor alongside local talent like Titus De Voogdt, Emilie Dequenne, Johan Leysen and Hilde Heijnen. Czar TV co-produced the series for Flanders with the support of the Screen Flanders economic fund and the Belgian federal tax shelter.

The MissingWhen five-year-old Oliver disappears on a family holiday in France, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years. The Missing explores the mind of the father, Tony, who is desperate to find his lost son. Exploring the emotional cost of a child's abduction, this gripping relationship thriller is told simultaneously over two time frames in two countries.

Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014

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Short info

Director Tom Shankland
Producers Koen Mortier, Eurydice Gysel
Writers Jack Williams, Harry Williams
Contact

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Eurydice Gysel
Koolmijnenkaai 30
1080 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 2 413 07 70
F +32 2 413 07 77
info@czartv.be
www.czar.be

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