Drama about two friends who cele­brated New Year’s Eve fifteen years ago at a bar in Volendam, where they survived a devas­tating fire. They find out that the wounds still have not healed.

The Dutch fish­erman Johan works in Norway, but a phone call from his native village of Volendam leaves him no choice: he will have to go back to his family. After his return, Johan meets his old friend Chris. Fifteen years ago, the two men and their friends were in the bar where the noto­rious New Year’s fire destroyed many young lives. It is clear that to this day the old wounds, both phys­ical and mental, have not healed. Drama about friend­ship, feel­ings of guilt and the long arm of a huge catastrophe.


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Sound Design

Title: Op de dijk
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 25 minutes
Category: Television drama
Edition: NFF 2016


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