Leading up to their 500th match, the late twenty-something members of a Dutch amateur soccer team have their intimate bond put to the test as they each find themselves facing increasing responsibilities off the pitch.
Jean van de Velde
Danny de Munk,
Netherlands, 1938. In a small town in the province of North Brabant called Oss, Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
André van Duren
Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ... See full summary »
The Swiftboys, a North Holland amateur soccer team consists of boys who since childhood enjoy the game -only gay captain Bram, a lawyer, takes the trouble to spend time on official club business. None of them have anything resembling a star player, so they usually end their season by demotion. The point is having fun on the field, in the locker-room, in the canteen, and whenever something happens in one's life, the others are likely to get involved, which also goes for some players' female partners, while male bonding seems only to stimulate their flirtatious lust. The chairman is a cigar-smoking fat rat, who intends to exploit the various teams using his infrastructure, and comes to employ as barmaid ex-con Nadja, a red-hair harpy nevertheless considered sexy by most straight boys.Written by
The series is a spin-off of the two year earlier movie All Stars, with the same cast and characters. A very similar story, also in Dutch about a talentless amateur soccer team, independently made in Belgium, catering for Flemish idiosyncrasies, also started as a motion Team Spirit, then got a spin-off series "Team spirit - de serie", a second movie "Team Spirit 2" and second season of the series, but slightly renamed "Team spirit - de serie II". See more »
november 2000 ALL STARS (De Serie) won an International Emmy Award in the DRAMA Category. All dutch All Stars-lovers are very proud. On December 6 th. a new series of All Stars will start on dutch TV. We hope that it will be as good as the first series, or even better !!
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