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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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Philip Delmaar (screenplay), Marion Pauw (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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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Netherlands

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Dutch

Release Date:

11 April 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

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Daylight See more »

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€228,295 (Netherlands), 14 April 2013, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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One of the better Dutch movies
6 December 2013 | by bastienfrancoisSee all my reviews

When my brother suggested this movie to me, I actually didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I expected, since it was a movie my brother suggested and it was a Dutch movie. Those are two facts that cause me to doubt the quality of a film. But 'Daglicht' really amazed me.

From the beginning until the end of the movie I was completely sucked into it. The story was interesting at all times. Like every movie in this genre or every single episode of CSI, you think you have an idea what the clue will be. In this movie the direction is very clear, you know who was involved, but the finale was beyond my imagination and left me with my mouth wide open.

There were also some negative aspects of the movie, but I don't want to give any spoilers in this review because I want to give people the opportunity to judge the movie beforehand before they spend two hours of their lives watching it. For that reason, I will keep it vague by telling that there were some aspects and characters in the movie that really annoyed me and that there were still some questions unanswered at the end.

To close this review I want to mention the most positive thing of the movie; the cast. The children playing in the movie, the main character and (most of all) Ray were played magnificently. Usually I never judge the acting since it is always sufficient to me, but this is the first movie where I really noticed the difference between 'acting and acting'.

I give this movie an 8/10 because it is definitely better than the average Hollywood film I have seen in 2013!


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