TV film about the weal and woe of a family. Mother Els has known for two years that she is suffering from cancer. She has only a few months left to live. To have one last pleasant’ gath­ering, father Jan organ­ises a final family reunion in Austria. Their chil­dren, the socially successful son Nico with his jabbering wife Sandra and the woolly daughter Bibi with her husband Von, who is a failed writer, reluc­tantly travel to a chalet in snow-covered Tirol. The tension between Sandra and Nico already mounts in the car, and this atmos­phere soon affects the rest of the family in the chalet. In the process, all demons from the past are pulled out of the closet. Inebri­ated, Nico causes the situ­a­tion to esca­late even further. While every­body is crossing swords, mother Els presents a surprise.

Title: Familie
Year: 2001
Duration : 1 hour, 31 minutes
Category: Long TV drama
Edition: NFF 2001

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Televisiedrama (2001)
Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Actrice Televisiedrama (2001)
Petra Laseur

Other awards

Prijs v.d. Nederlandse Filmkritiek (2001)

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