Serial/Crime Drama Noord/Zuid
A fast-pacing serial crime/drama, set in the north of Amsterdam.
Noord/Zuid is about Dana, a female detective working in Amsterdam and using her background as a psychologist to solve crimes. After her divorce from Walter she tries to shape her life again – together with her daughter Rose, a 16-year-old teenager.
The series is an interesting mix of crime and relationship drama. Show starts with a dramatic opening: a young girl is found dead, hanging on a crane in the harbour. Dana starts the investigation. In the mean time, she tries to build up her new life as a single divorced mother. Dana does not always know what her daughter is doing- and discovers something very disturbing.
The title refers to the tube railway ‘Noord-Zuid lijn’, which connects the –poorer- north of the city with the – richer- south. For more than twelve years, this metro line is under construction. Without giving away too much: the location of this infinished tube line is the perfect location for a thrilling crime series.
Dana is played by Ariane Schluter, a well-known and celebrated theatre actress. Her performance is stunning: layered, human, tragic but also incomparably funny at times.Schluter is surrounded by a highly talented cast: Juda Goslinga, Meral Polat, Patrick Laureij, Steef de Bot, Hans Kesting and Manoushka Zeegelaar.
Antje Boermans, 17 years old, impresses with an emotional and powerful performance. Her part adds a layer of depth and truth to the story. Antje has an ability to transcend an audience because of her highly advanced acting skill set combined with her universally resonant understanding of human empathy. It makes her one of the most sought after young actors in the dutch tv&film landscape.
Beautiful cinematography, consistent performances and smart storylines make this show one of the best of the past year.
Director: Paula van der Oest
Cinematographer: Guido van Gennep
Production design: Harry Ammerlaan
Production Company: 4one Media