drama | tv-series AVROTROS
director: Michiel van Jaarsveld
camera: Guido van Gennep
production design: Joyce van Diepen
The political establishment is startled by the stormy rise of the flamboyant newcomer Pim Fortuyn. PvdA party leader Ad Melkert, the main contender in the battle to become the prime minister, sees how the political game is changing rapidly under the influence of the wayward populist Fortuyn. What follows is an election battle that is unprecedented. Fortuyn’s rapidly increasing popularity forces the established order to take a firm stand. The resulting dramatic events leave their mark on society and the personal lives of the main characters.