W. – Witse de Film is the feature-length conclusion of the popular Belgian detective series of the same name. Starring Hubert Damen as the titular investigator, Witse was an immensely influential crime procedural made by VRT and broadcast on their één channel. The program ran for nine seasons between 2004-2012 and was followed by a literary franchise as well. Directed by Frank van Mechelen, W. – Witse de Film takes the retired detective back to his roots as he tries to close his career by finding the killer of his niece.
Flemish composer Johan Hoogewijs’ music for W. marks an impressive branching out from the medium of television into the medium of film. As the main composer of the show, Hoogewijs was allowed to adapt and conclude his own themes in a satisfying manner as Witse has to solve his toughest case yet. Album highlights include the passionate “Between the Crosses” and “A Bridge Too Far” which contains the score’s hallmark of nervous string patterns. The recording features live strings conducted by Marc Steylaerts, piano solos by Kim Van den Brempt, timpani by Carlo Willems with synths and additional piano parts performed by the composer himself. (from MSM website)
The soundtrack was released digitally in 2014 by our friends of MovieScore Media. Kronos Records presents the first CD release of Witse - The Film, allowing an even richer flow throughout your musical journey.