TV series - 2023 - 8x40'
Robert Alberdingk Thijm, Mano Bouzamour
Norbert ter Hall, Sharif Abdel Mawla
AVROTROS, CBS Studios
in association with
Paper Plane Productions
What if against all expectations, at the age of 21, you break through with your first novel but in doing so lose everyone around you? Momo Zebbi is a young, ambitious Amsterdammer with one big dream: to become a bestselling author. His dream comes true, but it turns his life completely upside down. His parents kick him out of the house, he loses his great love, and his friends shun him. Without a home, family, or relationship, Momo embarks on a search for recognition, love, and himself.
‘An ode to Amsterdam, multicultural society, and imagination.’
‘The warm atmosphere and dialogues continue to beat like a heart even when the TV has long been turned off.’
De Groene Amsterdammer
‘If you see how good the visual and directorial aspects are, you are not surprised that the royal couple Norbert ter Hall and Robert Alberdingk Thijm turn out to be the main responsible ones.’
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