can choose your friends but you
cant choose your family; or, for that
matter, your siblings partners, and when
four women find out just what manner
of man their sister has married they are
driven to do something drastic about it
in the smash hit Belgian black comedy
crime drama series The Outlaws
IT'S THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE. Following the death of their parents in a tragic
road accident, elder sister Eva Goethal (Barbara Sarafian), then aged 19, brings
up her four younger sisters and the five of them are inseparable until the arrival
of "Le Kloot".
The sisters quickly learn to despise the obnoxious, crude, bigoted, critical,
cruel and downright disgusting Jean-Claude Delcorps (Dirk Roothooft), whose
marriage to the long-suffering Goedele (Inge Paulussen), whom he constantly
belittles, drives a wedge between the sisters all of whom have personal
issues and very sound reasons for wishing Jean-Claude would drop dead.
follows the attempts of
four sisters to rid the world of their horrendous
a fantastically funny
series that will leave you
desperately wants children but is infertile following an horrendous incident
that broke up of her relationship and caused her to have a breakdown. She is
also in line for promotion at work, where she works with Jean-Claude, but some
personal information is being fed to her boss that ensures she will not be offered
a higher position.
Veerle (Kristine Van Pellicom) is a nurse, ostensibly happily married to Wouter
(Mathius Scheepers) with three children; but all is not as it seems as Veerle
is having an affair with a family friend. And someone knows her secret.
Birgit (Ruth Becquart), known as Bibi and a former crossbow champion, is married
to Boris (Steve Geerts) with two children and lost an eye in an unfortunate
incident that we learn more about in a later episode.
Youngest sister Rebekka (Maaike Neuville), known as Bekka, works as a masseuse
and changes her boyfriends as often as her clothes until she meets Mathias Dewitt
(Geert Van Rampelberg), who with his brother Thomas (Robbie Cleiren) is investigating
the Goethal's insurance claims. Is Bekka's relationship too close for comfort?
The Outlaws begins in the quiet town of Vredegem with the much-hated
50-year-old brother-in-law's funeral, at which his non-existent virtues are
extolled. Although there are many who had reason to wish Jean-Claude "De Kloot"
Delcorps six feet under including the Chinese Mafia, there could not
be anyone who loathed him more than Eva, who has suffered unspeakably at his
hands. He completely ruined her life, although she has never told anyone her
Such is the negativity around "De Kloot" that the sisters begin to plot his
demise. But their evil brother-in-law who so loves tormenting those around him
and generally making people's lives a misery seems to have more lives than a
cat and the various attempts to electrocute him, poison him, fake his suicide
and blow him up are all thwarted, to the detriment of others and leaving a trail
Finally someone succeeds in carrying out the killing but who did it?
Could it be somebody he knows too much about or somebody to whom he has been
making disturbing telephone calls, or even somebody he has embarrassed that
has finally flipped? Can there be something about the most unpleasant Jean-Claude
that his family does not know? You can hear the bones rattling in the closet.
And with bankruptcy looming, will the Dewitt brothers find enough evidence to
suggest foul play in order that they may get out of paying "De Kloot"'s widow,
who has put in an insurance claim for the death of her husband?
The midnight-black comedy drama The Outlaws follows the attempts of four
sisters to rid the world of their horrendous brother-in-law; a fantastically
funny series that will leave you flabbergasted. This terrific crime thriller,
leaning very much to the black side of comedy, was a huge success in its native
Belgium, winning awards for Popular Series and Best Drama at the Belgian BAFTAs.
So popular has the series become that an America remake is promised.
Aired as The Outlaws in the UK, Clan is a Flemish Belgian television
series that was shown on the Belgian channel VTM in 2012. The celebrated black
comedy was broadcast on More4 at 9pm on Friday nights, concluding on Friday
16 September as a complete first season. Can there be more murders?
The Outlaws also features: Stefaan Degand as Roger; Tibo Vandenborre
as Ben; Sien Eggers as Hermin; Jaak Van Assche as Valere; Hans De Munter as
Meneer; Emilia Florente as Bloeme; and Gert Winckelmans as Frederik.
Music is Composed by Kieran Klaassen; Cinematography by Anton Martens; Writing
Credits: Malin-Sarah Gozin (Creator) and Bert Van Dael; Executive Producer is
Bert Hamelinck; Producer is Frank Van Passel; and Directed by Nathalie Basteyns
and Kaat Beels.
Noir & Beyond is delighted to announce the DVD Box Set release in the UK of
the Belgian smash hit The Outlaws (Clan) on Monday 19 September
2016. Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 512 Minutes over ten episodes | Language:
Dutch with English Subtitles | Catalogue Number: FCD1269.
"The midnight-black comedy drama The Outlaws follows the attempts of
four sisters to rid the world of their horrendous brother-in-law; a fantastically
funny series that will leave you flabbergasted" Maggie Woods
"…is this the blackest comedy ever?" The Guardian
"A compulsive whodunit featuring one of the best baddies in TV history"