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
Jo De Meyere ...
Karel Puype
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Louise Puype
Hendrik Aerts ...
Kenny De Groot
Viviane de Muynck ...
Rechter Van Rillaer
Wouter Hendrickx ...
Inspecteur Vercauteren
Dirk Tuypens ...
Walter Veldeman
Joke Devynck ...
Ella De Graeve
Nell Cattrysse ...
Anna Segers
Vic de Wachter ...
Minister van Justitie
Sven De Ridder ...
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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Great movie, top entertainment!
3 March 2014 | by (Antwerp) – See all my reviews

I was very sad to read only rather negative comments here on this movie. I did not expect too much but was truly amazed by it, the way it looks, the top acting, the story that is very modern...'Het Vonnis' has it all. The story is straightforward but gets you in the movie from the very start until the 'verdict'.

The movie is full of small new flashes with real Belgian reporters which gives a feel like it really happened.

In Belgium Jan Verheyen is considered by many people as a director who makes commercial movies and a bit laughed at for that, very sad. He admits his inspiration comes from classic American movies and this can be felt here.

If you are in 3-hour-Romanian-incest-drama's-in-black-and-white you should skip...all the others, go see it!


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