The Swell

Event Mini Series 6 x 45' Netherlands 2016


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The most powerful storm in history is heading towards The Netherlands and Belgium where flooding will threatens millions of lives.

“The Swell” is the spellbinding” Event” Miniseries that attracted millions of television viewers in Holland and Belgium. This gripping contemporary story explores what happens when the national flood defences of The Netherlands and Belgium start to collapse. Five million people live on land below sea level. How will major cities and rural areas survive the disastrous consequences of flooding? Could people cope with rebuilding not just their individual lives, but their entire countries too?

Production Status CompletedOriginal Title Als de dijken brekenDuration Episodes 6 x 45'Genre Event Mini Series Country of Origin NetherlandsProduction Year 2016Language Spoken DutchDirector Hans Herbots Script Writer Karin van der Meer & Maarten Lebens Producer Ingmar Menning & Johan Nijenhuis Production Company JoCo MediaCo-production Companies Menuet BVBA