De Infiltrant (The Infiltrator)/ Belgium
BELGIUM Season 1, Episode 1 Screening: Thursday, the 13th of September, 2:15 pm – Le Dragon Cinema (FR Subtitles) Production: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (Peter Bouckaert, Philippe De Schepper) Broadcaster: VTM Distributor: Warner Bros International Television Distribution Director: Joël Vanhoebrouck Creator: Adaptation of Alpha 20 by Kris Daels Screenwriters: Philippe De Schepper, Bas Adriaensen Production Manager: Katrien Carton Composer: Steve Willaert Casting Director: Lauren Müller Director of Photography: Danny Elsen Production Designer: Gert Stas Sound Engineer: Joeri Verspecht, Dirk Bombey, Seppe Van Groeningen Film Editor: PJ Bergmans Length: 8 x 45’ Cast: Geert Van Rampelberg, Dirk Roofthooft, Peter Van den Begin, Natali Broods, Wouter Hendrickx Summary : Fraudster Danny Desmedt is pressured by Marc Potvin, the director of the Federal Judicial Police, to infiltrate Freddy Bernaerts’ cartel. In exchange for information that will help Potvin and his deputy Karen Hofman bust drug trafficker Bernaerts, all pending charges against Danny will be dropped. At least, that’s what he’s led to believe… And so, Danny reluctantly becomes best buddies with Freddy. His mission isn’t without danger and becomes even more complex when Danny gets caught up in a power struggle with Lars, Bernaerts’ former right-hand man. As if things weren’t bad enough, Danny falls head over heels for his contact Hofman, who thinks he’s just a show-off. At first, that is … because over time, she starts to take a liking to him, with all imaginable consequences. But the largest obstacle turns out to be Freddy Bernaerts himself. His paranoid and greedy nature turns every attempt at a drug deal into a calamity. Danny and Director Potvin are at a loss: how do you bust a drug trafficker if he isn’t even dealing drugs?