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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.

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Credited cast:
Fedja van Huêt ... Ray Boelens
Derek de Lint ... Twan Benschop
Monique van de Ven ... Ageeth
Thijs Römer ... Peter Benschop
Matteo van der Grijn ... Bo
Angela Schijf Angela Schijf ... Iris Boelens
Maartje van de Wetering ... Rosita
Victor Löw ... Lode
Astrid van Eck Astrid van Eck ... Juf Inge
Mike Reus Mike Reus ... Hendrik Prins
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Sam Dijksman
Ali Ben Horsting Ali Ben Horsting ... Man met de bril
Lieke-Rosa Altink Lieke-Rosa Altink ... Miriam Dekker
Joop Keesmaat Joop Keesmaat ... Meneer van Hees
Daniel Verbaan Daniel Verbaan ... Aron
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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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Release Date:

11 April 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

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€228,295 (Netherlands), 14 April 2013, Limited Release
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Excellent Dutch thriller
1 May 2013 | by nando1301-1See all my reviews

This is a very good thriller: good, intricate plot, very well directed with a pace that maintains a certain level of suspense from beginning to end, reminding me a bit of Roman Polanski's style in "Ghost Writer".

The acting is quite good and I disagree with another user review who felt the characters look unconvincing when they are shown in flashbacks as younger versions of themselves; I found that they looked the part and it was not at all distracting me from the very interesting story.

I also enjoyed seeing a psychologist character who is not portrayed as an idiot... In many films psychiatrists and psychologists are either clueless or very annoying; it was nice to see one who does not conform to that movie stereotype, for a change.

I would bet that we will soon see an American remake of this, with some big name Hollywood actors... The psychologist character could easily be played by Ryan Gosling or Colin Farrell. The film would lend itself well to that kind of thing, as there is nothing uniquely "Dutch" about the story in itself. The good directing, however, will be difficult to match: Diederik van Rooijen did a great job.


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