Tabula Rasa

drama

1 season | 9 episodes | 50 min

available as ready made

What do you do if you can’t trust anyone, least of all yourself?

'Tabula Rasa' is a psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia who is locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital. Mie is visited by Detective Inspector Wolkers who claims she was the last person seen with a man named Thomas Spectre before he vanished. As a witness and prime suspect, she appears to be the sole key in this mysterious disappearance. Mie can’t be released from the hospital until Thomas is found.

In order to solve the puzzle and find Thomas, Mie has to reconstruct her lost memories and find her way back through the dark labyrinth of her recent past.

The more she remembers, the more she starts to mistrust not only the people around her, but also herself.

Are these recollections real or mere figments of her imagination in a desperate attempt to fill in the blanks?

'Tabula Rasa' is a subjective story told by an unreliable narrator: our main character, Mie, is suffering from amnesia. The viewer knows as much or as little as she does. We follow her on a journey into the black holes of her mind. Two storylines are woven together in flashbacks.

The present storyline starts with the winter weeks that Mie spends in the psychiatric hospital, where visits from DI Wolkers and her family members start triggering her memories. The past storyline recounts Mie’s memories in chronological order, starting in autumn with the move to her grandparents’ house in the forest, and ending with the disappearance of Thomas Spectre, just before her committal to the psychiatric hospital.

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Details

Format

9 episodes x 50'

Genre

Psychological thriller

First broadcast

Oct 29, 2017

Broadcast period

Q4 2017

Production company

Caviar

Producer(s)

Frank Van Passel

Director(s)

Kaat Beels & Jonas Govaerts

Writer(s)

Malin-Sarah Gozin, Christophe Dirickx & Veerle Baetens

Cast

Veerle Baetens, Stijn Van Opstal, Hilde Van Mieghem, François Beukelaers, Lynn Van Royen, Tom Audenaert, Gène Bervoets, Peter Van Den Begin, Natali  Broods & Jeroen Perceval

Licensed by

Netflix - Worldwide

Walter Presents - UK

Award(s)

2018 - Cutting Edge Award for Best TV Fiction

Co-prooduced by

VRT, Caviar & ZDF Neo