english title The Neighbors
directed by Bobby Boermans, Mark de Cloe
written by Karin van der Meer, Maarten Lebens, Philip Delmaar, Marjolein Beumer, Dorien Goertzen, Lourens Blok, Maarten Treurniet
based on the book 'Nieuwe Buren', written by Saskia Noort
in co-production with RTL - Ellen Meijers
genre thriller
language dutch
duration 20 x 50 minutes
release 2014 - 2015
sales agent DUTCH FEATURES
Nieuwe Buren

Season 1: Pregnant with her first child, Eva and her husband Peter move to the suburbs to build a future together. As they are settling in, tragedy strikes. Eva’s baby is stillborn. They find support in their new neighbors: Rebecca and Steef. A close bond develops wherein not only joys and sorrows are shared, but eventually also beds. The lives of the two couples become more and more intertwined and their boundaries are pushed further and further, until finally there is no way back….

‘The Neighbors is highly addicting’ – nu.nl

Season 2: Although everything looks the same in the suburbs, last season’s dramatic events have changed the lives of its inhabitants. A year later Eva — suffering from amnesia — returns to the neighborhood while her husband Peter is still locked up in an institution. Steef is in prison but he isn’t planning to stay behind bars for long. After a daring prison escape he has two priorities: finding his son and avenging his wife’s death.
In the meantime Eva meets her new neighbours Steffi, Lex and their children. They’re unaware of last year’s neighborhood drama and are preoccupied with their own secrets. By presenting herself as a babysitter, Eva finds a way into their lives and she soon starts plotting the fulfillment of her lifelong wish: a family of her own. Her memory loss made her overlook only one thing: her former neighbours…

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Fedja van Huêt
Karina Smulders
Anneke Blok
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Series Mania, France 2015
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director Bobby Boermans, Mark de Cloe
scenario Karin van der Meer, Maarten Lebens, Philip Delmaar, Marjolein Beumer, Dorien Goertzen
director of photography Jan Moeskops NSC, Jacco van Ree
production design Marieke winters
casting Kemna Casting, Martha Mojet Kindercasting
sound design MARCO VERMAAS
editor Jef Hertoghs
composer Jorrit Kleijnen, Alexander Reumers
line producer Marloes Luinge, Suzanne Corbeek
coproducer RTL - ellen meijers
producer Pupkin – Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers, Iris Otten Millstreet Films – Antoinette Beumer, Rachel van Bommel