A Belgian business executive 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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Jan Verheyen

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Jan Verheyen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Koen De Bouw ... Luc Segers
Johan Leysen ... Jan De Cock
Veerle Baetens ... Meester Teugels
Jappe Claes Jappe Claes ... Procureur-Generaal Vanderbiest
Jo De Meyere ... Karel Puype
Chris Lomme ... Louise Puype
Hendrik Aerts Hendrik Aerts ... Kenny De Groot
Viviane de Muynck Viviane de Muynck ... Rechter Van Rillaer
Wouter Hendrickx ... Inspecteur Vercauteren
Dirk Tuypens Dirk Tuypens ... Walter Veldeman
Joke Devynck ... Ella De Graeve
Nell Cattrysse Nell Cattrysse ... Anna Segers
Vic de Wachter ... Minister van Justitie
Sven De Ridder ... Jan Ravoet
Robbie Cleiren 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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just seen this screening...
16 October 2013 | by sire021See all my reviews

based on what I've seen I have to say that I think the movie in general is a little bit banalized... it left me wondering what would of happened if there was added complexity of the retributor NOT being such a perfect/idolized citizen... would he be given the same level of justice?

having said this, I haven't seen better monologues (particularly by the defense attorney and the chief prosecutor) in a while... the opportunistic justice minister's role, however short, was also brilliantly displayed... all of which rate this movie as a more than excellent courtroom drama... last but not least, there are some VERY tangible insights in a light of a different culture/view that make me want to recommend this film to anybody who wishes to travel to a different place


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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

9 October 2013 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Verdict See more »

Filming Locations:

Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium See more »

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$4,090,360
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