Sense of tumour

drama

1 season | 8 episodes | 55 min

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Tristan Devriendt has spent the last 6 years studying medicine, pragmatically splitting it into theory at the bar and anatomy under the sheets. During his internship in the Neurosurgery Department, he is favourably noticed by the brilliant surgeon Mercier, who, in his turn, notices a tumour in Tristan's nose. Suddenly, Tristan is no longer a brilliant med student, but a cancer patient.

Everyone around Tristan responds differently, ranging from dramatically crying their eyes out to nervously bursting out laughing. Tristan refuses to give up his ambitious goals ans intends to pick up the thread of his old life as soon as possible, casually trying to squeeze 25 radiation sessions and 6 chemo courses into his schedule. However, he soon learns that things are far tougher than he imagined.

Sharing a room with an older man with a giant brain tumour, freezing your sperm, unstoppable vomiting sessions... Tristan's hospital stay differs dramatically from the time he was living it up there as an intern who flirted with all the female assistants.

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Details

Original title

Gevoel voor tumor

Format

Episodes: 8x55'

Genre

Tragicomic fiction

First broadcast

Mar 18, 2018

Broadcast period

Q1 2018

Production company

Sylvester Productions & VRT

Director(s)

Tom Goris

Writer(s)

Leander Verdievel, Mathias Claeys and Tom Goris

Cast

Maarten Nulens, Els Dottermans, Dirk Van Dijck, Marthe Schneider, Barbara Sarafian, Liesa Naert & Vic De Wachter

Licensed by

NPO - The Netherlands

Netflix - Belgium & The Netherlands

Ratings

Average market share (Live+7) of 42.8% (4+) or 35.3% (18-44)

Award(s)

Prix Europa (nomination)