Dutch Film Fund
Paul Jan Nelissen
Frank van Passel
From no other country in Western Europe during the years 1940-1945 so many Jews were deported as from the Netherlands. How could this happen? How come the Dutch authorities and even the members of the Jewish Council were so cooperative regarding the deportations, and how did the German occupying forces get the Dutch authorities and the Dutch Jews to be that cooperative?
The 5-part miniseries ‘The Jewish Council’ tries to answer these questions by telling the true story of two people who increasingly find themselves on opposite sides of the matter: the modern young nurse Virrie Cohen and her father David Cohen, professor at the university and chairman of the Jewish Council. Two Jewish Dutch people from one loving family, each trying to do the right thing in a different way, both struggling with the choices they make.
When Noor’s relationship ends again, right before the holidays, she decides to turn her failure into a success. She opens an employment agency for the lonely.