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Verdict, The (2013)

2013 – 112 minutes.

When the murderer of his wife is released due to a procedural error, Luc Segers blows a fuse. He takes justice into his own hands and wages war against the rule of law by which he feels abandoned. Het Vonnis is a captivating Flemish courtroom thriller about law and justice.
Luc Segers has a gorgeous wife, a nice daughter and a good job. What’s more, he is about to  get promoted. It becomes painfully clear how fragile this happiness is when his wife is killed in an armed robbery. His sense of justice is put to the test when his wife’s murderer is released shortly after being arrested due to a procedural error. That’s when Luc blows a fuse and decides to take justice into his own hands, waging war against the rule of law that abandoned him. Intense, strongly acted courtroom drama about law and justice, morality and ethics in modern-day Flanders.

Credits

Subtitles
EN
Themes
Political and legal affairs
Age rating
16
Suitable for
havo/vwo bovenbouw
mbo - niveau 3 & 4
Director
Jan Verheyen
Country
Belgium
Type
Fiction
Duration
112 minutes
Year
2013