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Daylight (2013)

Daglicht (original title)
Upon learning she has an autistic brother she is convinced is unjustly behind bars for a brutal murder, a lawyer sets out to prove her sibling's innocence - only to uncover even more life-changing secrets in the process.


Philip Delmaar (screenplay), Marion Pauw (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Matteo van der Grijn ... Bo
Monique van de Ven ... Ageeth
Derek de Lint ... Twan Benschop
Fedja van Huêt ... Ray Boelens
Angela Schijf Angela Schijf ... Iris Boelens
Thijs Römer ... Peter Benschop
Maartje van de Wetering Maartje van de Wetering ... Rosita
Victor Löw ... Lode
Ali Ben Horsting Ali Ben Horsting ... Man met de bril
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Sam Dijksman
Marie-Louise Stheins Marie-Louise Stheins ... Dina (as Marie Louise Stheins)
Astrid van Eck Astrid van Eck ... Juf Inge
Joop Keesmaat Joop Keesmaat ... Meneer van Hees
Aus Greidanus Jr. Aus Greidanus Jr. ... Rembrandt
Daan Aufenacker ... Solicitor Office Employee


The lawyer, Iris Boelens, begins having problems with her mild-autistic son Aaron. As her son gets suspended for a week, Iris asks her mom Ageeth permission to spend that time in her house. A fish tank specialist, who drops by to take care of the aquarium, casually says that Aaron reminds him of her brother Ray. Iris is unique child, therefore the reluctance of her mother to talk about this fact unchains a set of contradictory events in the otherwise stressed lawyer. Iris has been hired by the rich lady owner of Benschop enterprises to investigate the accusations of child pornography filmmaker made against her dissolute son. Iris discovers in the office of her mother the real existence of her brother Ray. Through the Internet she came upon the fact that he was declared guilty of killing his companion Rosita and her baby Anna. Ray is an autistic man, who after a deficient official investigation and the bungled decision of a judge was condemned to 20 years in correctional mental health ... Written by Bob Buckingham

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THIS is a good flick
3 May 2020 | by killercharmSee all my reviews

It's about when love turns evil. An attorney inadvertently finds out she has an autistic brother. Her mother has kept him under wraps for decades. He's serving time for murder. When she visits him she decides he's innocent. After some investigation into the matter she decides to spring him. She talks her boss at the law firm into taking the pro bono case and she's off! It's got some cliches that get a little tired, like everybody telling her to not investigate the matter any further, to what end people? Some of them, yes, they are heavily invested but only about half the people who try to thwart her investigation are. Other than that it's a great story using the device that the inmate can't speak for himself.

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11 April 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

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