EN - The TV series Cataract portrays the story of Elisabeth Donkers, a single-minded 38-year-old woman. When she finds out that the fruit company owned by her father-in-law Roger is about to go bankrupt, she convinces her husband (the eternally indecisive Frank), her brother-in-law Paul (a hedonist with few ambitions in life) and her sister-in-law An (a quiet woman who wants a child more than anything else), to take over the company and expand and modernise it. In addition to business problems and family confrontations, Elisabeth also wrestles with a highly personal problem: there is something wrong with her eyes. When her sight problems turn out to have family consequences and things escalate around her, she makes a major mistake...


Title Cataract
Original title Katarakt
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Year 2007


Cast Karlijn Sileghem, Marc Van Eeghem, Ludo Hoogmartens, Viv Van Dingenen, Jaak Van Assche, Dirk Tuypens, Maaike Neuville, Ides Meire
Photography Stijn Van der Veken
Editing Jan Goossen (Grid), sounds: Thierry De Vries (A Sound)
Art director Johan Van Essche
Music Steve Willaert

Technical specs

Running time series 13 x 50'
Release format HD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), VRT, Toerisme Limburg, Provincie Limburg

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Last edited on 11 September 2015

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Producers Dirk Impens
Writers Geert Vermeulen

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