“Recognizability is an important factor here,” says director Jan Verheyen in “Die Welt heute” on Radio 1. He directed several films about De Kampioenen that were shot after the series ended.
“This amateur soccer team is a biotope with a very high recognition value. It’s very Flemish. In addition, this biotope also contains a number of characters that are extensions of people we may know. The great entrepreneur who owns a football club, the coach who wants more success, the goalkeeper who only comes for fun. Humor often works well when it’s cultural. That is certainly the case here. “