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Matthias Meyer, 78 years old, the godfather of Dutch criminal law, convenes his sons. But he is brought down by a stroke, thus losing the chance to tell them what he had on his mind. Mother Mieke and the boys gather around the patriarch’s sickbed. Will their father survive? What to do with the family firm now? De Maatschap is a contemporary history play depicting the story of a lawyers’ dynasty in the fast changing post-war Netherlands. How a father creates a peerless empire ex nihilo, and how his sons ruin this Partnership, his magnum opus. The series is a dramatised interpretation of information that was carefully obtained from various sources. Facts and fiction intermingle. The makers did not intend to reflect a truthful version of events and characters.