EN - Two brothers have a shared dream - that of becoming professional football players. But when one of them is selected to play for a top club, he discovers the glamorous yet deceitful world of world-class football. The other brother's dream is shattered, however, and he has no choice but to find another way to make something of his life. One thing is certain: both they and their family will find out that there's a price to be paid for success. Will their love for each other turn out to be stronger than the call of money and fame?

NL - Dennis en Alan zijn twee onafscheidelijke broers. Ze groeien op in een eenvoudig gezin en hebben één passie: voetbal. Als vierde klasse spelers dromen ze van een profcarrière. Plots krijgt één van hen een vet contract bij een topclub. De glamoureuze maar ook verraderlijke verleidingen van de voetbalwereld schudden de familie helemaal door elkaar. Terwijl de kersverse topspits moet leren omgaan met de roem, moet zijn broer gefrustreerd op zoek naar een ander doel in het leven. De ene droom wordt werkelijkheid, de andere ligt aan diggelen. Succes heeft zijn prijs. Wint de broederliefde het van de lokroep van de roem? De twee Spitsbroers worden razendsnel volwassen in een wereld waar mooie vrouwen en dure wagens botsen met de familiewaarden die ze al heel hun leven kennen.

Info

Title Brothers United
Original title Spitsbroers
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category TV series
Genre drama
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-03-30

Credits

Cast Oscar Willems, Joren Seldeslachts, Louis Talpe, Viv Van Dingenen, Kris Cuppens, Ella Leyers, Lynn Van Royen, Frances Lefebure, Gökhan Girginol, Bert Haelvoet, Sien Eggers, ...
Photography Diego Dezuttere
Editing Grid, De Mensen
Sound Johan Somers
Art director Bart Van Loo
Costume Mieke Van Buggenhout
Makeup Daphne Zwanenberg
Music Steven Cornillie, Bart Delancourt
Concept & story Kristof Hoefkens

Technical specs

Running time series 10 x 48'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by the VAF/Media Fund
Production partners Medialaan

Festivals

2015: International Competition - Séries Mania (FR)

Awards

2015: Le Prix des Blogueurs (Special Mention) - International Competition at Séries Mania (FR)

Sales

  • FOX NL

Brothers United and Beau Séjour head off to the international market

Production company deMENSEN has closed a worldwide distribution deal with Lagardère Studios Distribution for its first two fiction series, Beau Séjour and Brothers United. Although scheduled for a release in 2017, Lagardère already screened the first episode of thriller series Beau Séjour during the Drama Series Days at this year’s European Film Market in Berlin. Football drama Brothers United also joins the French distributor’s catalogue.

Brothers UnitedLagardère Studios Distribution is one of the biggest distributors of television shows in Europe. “We are very proud to start this collaboration with the highly talented producer deMENSEN on two of the most anticipated series on the international market for 2016,” stated Lagardère.

Published on Wednesday 17 February 2016

Strikers to compete at Séries Mania Festival

Strikers, a new drama series from Flanders, has been selected for competition at the Séries Mania television festival in Paris. The festival’s International Showcase - reserved for TV professionals - also includes The Bunker and The Natives. The sixth edition of the Seriés Mania Festival runs from 17-26 April.

StrikersScreening in the festival’s competitive ‘World Series’ programme, Strikers tells the story of two brothers who share the dream of becoming professional football players. When one of them is selected to play for a top club, he encounters the glamorous yet deceitful world of world-class football, while the other brother has no choice but to find another way to make something of his life.

Published on Monday 23 March 2015

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Short info

Director Jeroen Dumoulein, Gijs Polspoel
Producers Saskia Verboven, Marijke Wouters
Writers Bart Vaessen, Steve De Wilde, Michel Sabbe, Kristof Hoefkens
Contact

De Mensen
Wezembeekstraat 3
1930 Zaventem
Belgium
T +32 2 709 70 00
F +32 2 709 70 01
info@demensen.be
www.demensen.be

Sales

Lagardère Entertainment
Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet
7 rue du Dôme
92773 Boulogne Billancourt CEDEX
France
T +33 140 747 796
emmanuelle.bouilhaguet@lagardere-studios.com
www.lagardere-studiosdistribution.com

Website www.demensen.be/en/producties/spitsbroers
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