A man takes on his country's justice system after a procedural error that released his wife's murderer drives him to take matters into his own hands.

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Luc Segers
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Jan De Cock
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Meester Teugels
Jappe Claes ...
Procureur-Generaal Vanderbiest
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Karel Puype
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Louise Puype
Hendrik Aerts ...
Kenny De Groot
Viviane de Muynck ...
Rechter Van Rillaer
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Inspecteur Vercauteren
Dirk Tuypens ...
Walter Veldeman
Joke Devynck ...
Ella De Graeve
Nell Cattrysse ...
Anna Segers
Vic de Wachter ...
Minister van Justitie
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Jan Ravoet
Robbie Cleiren ...
Wim Devos
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The life of Luc Segers (Koen De Bouw) runs smoothly. He lives in a beautiful house with his wife Ella and their little daughter Anna, and will be soon appointed CEO of a logistics company. When the family Segers returns home after a company party, and Luc stops on the way to refuel, disaster strikes. Ella Segers is beaten to death by a mugger, and by a bizarre coincidence is also Anna Segers killed. Luc Segers manages to survive, but only hears what happened when he awakens from a coma three weeks later. Luc is able to identify the robber. He takes an expensive lawyer, and trusts that justice will prevail. Due to a procedural error, the state magistrate court sets the mugger on the streets again within days. Devastated by the news he turns deaf ears to the reasonings of his lawyer. He can not live with the rule that has wronged him, and decides to take the law into his own hands. He finds out the whereabouts of the robber, and shoots him. Luc Segers will be taken into custody. There ... Written by bobbuckingham

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Brilliant!
25 March 2014 | by (NL) – See all my reviews

The cast is picked brilliant, the acting is great and the story totally convincing. I was drawn into the movie, it grabbed me almost in a 3D fashion and it didn't let go till long after I had left the theater. Even when the movie gets to the point where it's most likely to become dull, it kept me totally fascinated due to righteous argumentation's. The movie matters for it argues convincingly that righteousness is the most important value to society. It's what a successful state characterizes. It's the social contract between citizens and state. Thusfar a citizens best chance to righteousness has been in democracies. But it's not a given fact and even vested democracies risk implosion due to injustice. The movie greatly shows the difficulty in defining principles as justice and righteousness and how defending those basic human rights can lead to totally opposite conclusions. I don't envy the jurors that didn't get a chance to go for a compromise and wander what my verdict would have been...


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