|German title||24 Hours – Two Sides of Crime|
|Country of production||Belgium|
|Long||43 - 90 minutes|
|Episodes||10 (original 12) in 1 season ( list )|
Gilles Coulier |
Jonas Geirnaert |
Jonas Geirnaert |
Hilde De Laere |
|music||Roundhouse & David Martijn|
|Camera||David Williamson |
|cut||Yoohan Leyssens |
|Initial release||March 26, 2018 on Telenet Play|
|October 5, 2018 on ZDFneo|
24 Hours - Two Sides of Crime (original title: De Dag ) is a Flemish drama series produced by FBO and Woestijnvis in cooperation with VIER and ZDFneo . The series written by Julie Mahieu and Jonas Geirnaert tells of two very well prepared hostage takers in a bank branch.
The special thing about the structure of this series is that two consecutive episodes each have the same timing. The one episode directed by Gilles Coulier tells the story from the point of view of the police and the affected family members. The next episode, directed by Dries Vos , then shows what happens to hostage takers and hostages at the same time. This structure always alternates.
The series has been available in Belgium since March 26, 2018 on Telenet Play and was later broadcast on TV channel VIER . In the Netherlands , the series has been available from Ziggo since August 1, 2018 . In Germany , the series has been shown in the German dubbed version on ZDFneo since October 5, 2018 .
Mercedes De Vos, Roeland and Ibrahim from the DSU, a special police unit in a small Flemish town, are called to conduct a hostage-taking bank robbery to negotiate with the hostage-takers. After clearing the area in front of the bank, positioning snipers and setting up a command center near the bank, negotiations begin. The hostage takers demand a million euros and a helicopter to escape. Ibrahim put them off that so much money could not be found so quickly and managed to get the hostage-takers to release a hostage. Meanwhile, two other hostages have to weld open a safe in the basement of the bank and flush the money in small tubes down the toilet. These tubes get through the sewers to a sewage treatment plant.
After the police discover that they have been eavesdropped on a previously hidden phone, they decide to storm the bank. When they do not find the hostage-takers and the three remaining hostages there, they leave the hostage-takers in the belief that they have moved away from the bank. When an unfortunate mistake made this construct of lies uncovered, the hostage-takers panic and flee the sewage treatment plant. However, a hostage escaped them shortly before and when they leave the other two hostages behind, one of them dies while trying to escape. The last hostage, who is actually an accomplice, breaks off the escape and ties himself up again so that the police can find her.
In the last few episodes, the viewer learns that another hostage from the bank is the real mastermind. She tries to take out the other members of her gang so that she gets all the money. When she has already killed one of the accomplices, the other two hostage-takers find out about her. Meanwhile there is still a policewoman in the building, so that it will soon be surrounded. Ibrahim tries to resolve the situation through another negotiation. When this fails, the building is stormed.
Cast and dubbing
|role||actor||Episodes||Voice actor ||Role description|
|Mercedes De Vos||Sophie Decleir||1–2, 4–10||Christin Marquitan||Member of the special unit|
|Roeland Wagemans||Willy Thomas||1–2, 4–10||Frank Röth||Member of the special unit|
|Ibrahim El Ghazoui||Lukas De Wolf||1–8, 10||Tim Knauer||Special Forces negotiator|
|Arne Michiels||Jeroen Perceval||1–10||Julien Haggege||Investigation chief of the federal police|
|Ivo De Rouck||Johan Van Assche||1–2, 4–8, 10||Lutz Schnell||Head of department of the special unit|
|Murat||Nabil Mallat||1, 4, 6, 8–9||Nico Sablik||Investigator|
|Marnix||Pieter Genard||1–2, 4, 6, 8, 10||Karlo Hackenberger||Computerspezialist|
|Marc D'Hooghe||Michel Bauwens||1–2, 4–10||Axel Lutter||Local Police Inspector|
|Thibault||Sebastien Dewaele||1–2, 4, 6, 8, 10||Dennis Schmidt-Foss||Member of the special unit|
|Frederik||Olivier De Smet||1, 4, 6, 8, 10||Jan Kurbjuweit||Member of the special unit|
|Geert||Joris Hessels||1–3, 6, 10||Roman Wolko||Member of the special unit|
|Hostage takers and hostages|
|Elias De Sutter||Titus De Voogdt||1–7, 9–10||Ozan Unal||Hostage takers|
|Tommy De Coninck||Bert Haelvoet||1, 3, 5, 7–10||Tim Sander||Hostage takers|
|Walter Blomme||Bob Snijers||1–3, 5, 7||Rainer Gerlach||Geisel, branch manager of the bank|
|Serge De Coninck||Geert Van Rampelberg||1, 3, 5, 7–9||Torben Liebrecht||Hostage, bank clerk, brother of Tommy|
|Michaël Van Hamme||Jelle De Beule||1, 3–8||Julius Jellinek||Hostage, bank clerk|
|Freya Van Landschoot||Maaike Neuville||1–3, 5–10||Friederike Walke||Geisel, daughter of the very wealthy Van Landschoots|
|Noor Hawal||Imani De Caestecker||1, 3, 5, 7, 9||Daniela molina||Hostage, half-sister of Basil|
|Basil Hawal||Per Janssens||1–3, 5, 7||Oskar Paul Ehrhorn||Geisel, half-brother of Noor|
|Andrea Blomme||Katelijne Verbeke||1–3, 5–8||Arianne Borbach||Wife of Walter|
|Susan De Coninck||Ruth Becquart||1, 3, 5–10||Katrin Zimmermann||Wife of Serge|
|Inge Goossens||Lynn Van Royen||1, 3–8||Leonie Dubuc||Partner of Michaël|
|Rolf Van Landschoot||Serge-Henri Valcke||1–4, 6–8, 10||Jürgen Kluckert||Father of Freya|
|Claudine Van Landschoot||Marijke Pinoy||1–4, 6–7, 9–10||Gabrielle Scharnitzky||Mother of Freya|
|Yusef Hawal||Zouzou Ben Chikha||1–3, 5–9||Jaron Löwenberg||Father of Noor and Basil|
|Kathleen||Wine Dierickx||1–3, 5, 7–9||Anna Grisebach||Stepmother of Noor and Basil|
|Kristien Delaruelle||Liesa Van der Aa||1–10||Cathlen Gawlich||Television reporter|
|Dries||Tom Vermeir||1–2, 4–8, 10||Jörg Linnenbröker||Tonmann|
|Stef||Dominique Van Malder||1–2, 4–8, 10||Your Jellinek||camera operator|
|True Coulin||Dolores Bouckaert||1–10||Sabine Arnhold||Employee of the victim support|
|Public prosecutor||Barbara Sarafian||1–2, 4, 6, 8–10||Katharina Koschny|
|Mayoress||Well De Moor||2, 4, 6–7||Marina Krugull|
|News anchor||Ilse De Vis||1–7||Marion Musiol|
|news reporter||Joris Emergency||8–10||Harry Kühn|
On October 12, 2016 it was announced that VIER and Telenet have teamed up to produce the fiction series De Dag, conceived and written by Julie Mahieu and her partner Jonas Geirnaert . Filming began at the end of October 2016 in Bruges , Brasschaat , Berchem and Schoten . 
"With a nested plot, the threads of which converge more and more with each episode and slowly but surely result in a larger whole, they have succeeded in creating an enriching piece of television."
“The two alternative perspectives on the respectively identical period of time enable the viewer to collect and combine information, fill in gaps and understand why certain details that previously seemed incomprehensible in an episode make sense. [...] In addition to the successful suspense elements and the meta-level message of the different perspectives instead of a supposedly objective truth, the series also addresses specific social problems. "
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- 24 Hours – Two Sides of Crime bei Fernsehserien.de
- 24 Hours - Two Sides of Crime bei Crew United
- Official website (ZDF)
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- VRT NWS: Telenet and Vier make "The day", written by Jonas Geirnaert . In: vrtnws.be . 12. October 2016 ( vrt.be [abgerufen am 13. October 2018]).
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