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The W817 movie ‘8eraf!’ will be made

Good news for W817 fans: the W817 movie ‘8eraf!’ will be made!

A few weeks ago, the cast of the legendary Ketnet series made a call via MNM to buy tickets for the film. There was only one condition: 50,000 fans had to buy a ticket between March 4 and April 4. The proceeds from the presale will finance the film.

W817 fans have massively responded to the call: nearly 49,000 tickets have been sold so far. The remaining tickets are on sale as long as supplies last. The film will only be shown to ticketed fans in Kinepolis theatres all over Flanders, with lots of extras and an exclusive visit by some of the cast members.

Watch the announcement of the cast here:

The comedy youth series W817 ran from 1999 to 2003 on Ketnet, but is still shown today. Several generations grew up with the immensely popular series. W817 is set in a student house where a number of young people live together. The series brought an original mix of absurd humor with often quite serious themes. The movie will be no different. Our favorite roommates are 20 years older, but are they also 20 years wiser?

In the film, we discover that the old friends lost track of each other after their studies. They each followed their dreams and passions and are at a tipping point in their lives. One day, they receive a mysterious video message from tech-geek Carlo. He invites his old roommates to his wedding party. During a very animated weekend, Steve, Birgit, Zoë, Tom and Jasmine discover that much, and at the same time little, has changed in all these years. But where is Akke? And what is Carlo really up to?

The film brings back the original regular cast of the series in a new story for fans of the first hour. And the second, and the third, … Jenne Decleir (Carlo), Govert Deploige (Steve), Kadèr Gürbüz (Birgit), Britt Van Der Borght (Zoë), Danny Timmermans (Tom), Aron Wade (Akke), Machteld Timmermans (Ellen) and Aagje Dom (Jasmine) play the main roles. The scenario was written by Bram Renders and Bart Vaessen, (who are, together with Steve De Wilde, the creators of the original series). Pietje Horsten returns as director and makes his debut in the cinema.

‘8eraf!’, the W817 film, is a production of Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, in co-production with Ketnet and MNM, with the support of Screen Flanders, the Belgian tax shelter for film financing and in collaboration with SCIO Productions and Kinepolis.