Het Vonnis (2013)

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Het Vonnis (2013)
  • Time: 100 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Jan Verheyen
  • Cast: Koen De Bouw, Veerle Baetens, Johan Leysen, Hendrik Aerts, Sven De Ridder, Vic de Wachter, Jo De Meyere

Storyline:

When the murderer of his wife gets released due to a procedural error, law-abiding citizen Luc Segers loses it. He takes the law into his own hands, and will then have to compete with the judicial system that let him down in the first place.

One review

  • Belgian movie “Het Vonnis” (“The Verdict”) is more than just entertainment. The first few minutes, during which the lead character sees everything he cares about shattered and destroyed, are very good. The director creates intensity with some creative aerial shots and fast focus changes. The courtroom scenes at the end are another highlight. Director Jan Verheyen chooses to muffle the sound of the judge reading the final verdict, but he shows in an indirect way if the suspect is guilty or not. The story is based on true events, what makes the movie more interesting to see. This film brought me more than I expected, and so I can recommend it!

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