We zijn weer thuis

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We zijn weer thuis
Country of originNetherlands
Original language(s) Dutch
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Original network VPRO

We zijn weer thuis (Back home again) is a Dutch dramady-series broadcast by VPRO from 1989 to 1994. It was written by Wim T. Schippers and co-directed with Ellen Jens as his swansong-series for VPRO. [1] The series was released on dvd in October 2007; nostalgia-channel Best 24 first started reruns in 2010.

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Central characters in the show are Nel van der Hoed-Smulders, a wealthy widow who lives in a villa in Het Gooi, and her three sons. Simon Raaspit, Govert Zwanenpark and Tijs van der Hoed are fathered by three different men; Tijs is the only legitimate son and therefore unconditionally entitled to his share of the 4 million heritage (one million each). Simon and Govert only get theirs if they continue to live at home or marry an approved girl.

Usually Schippers' characters lose their faith, and like all his shows We zijn weer thuis pokes fun at all-too serious attitudes and relishes wordplay. [2] Wordplay often consists in taking metaphorical expressions literally, and the linguistic jokery often placed high demand on the actors. Walter Crommelin, for instance, who played Uncle Gerard, complained that text such as "Tegen de tijd dat Tineke terug is van haar Tibetaanse tarbeinenjacht en thallofytentoernee door de Transhimalajaanse hoogvlakte, om hier met die halfgare hageprekende holistische haaibaai hier weer de boel onveilig te komen maken..." seriously interfered with acting naturally. [3]

Cast and production

Posters were designed by Piet Schreuders, [4] and financial support for the show came from the Mediafonds. [5]

DVD release

The series was released in 2008 as volume 2 (an 8-DVD box) of Wim T. Schippers' Televisiepraktijken - sinds 1962. [6] [7]

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