Defending Brother No. 2
Dutch lawyers Michiel Pestman and Victor Koppe travel to Cambodia to defend Nuon Chea, also known as Brother no. 2, the man behind Pol Pot.
Nuon Chea is tried for crimes against humanity during the Pol Pot regime. For four years, the documentary follows Pestman and Koppe in their attempts to give the former ideologist of the Khmer Rouge a fair trial. But the UN-supported tribunal is weighed down by unlawful government intervention and corruption. The case should have been the two lawyers’ crowning achievement…but things turn out differently.
90' / colour
Original title: DEFENDING BROTHER NO. 2
Dir: Jorien van Nes
Prod: Levy Productions - Gideon Levy
Co-prod: BlazHoffski Productions B.V - Dan Blazer, Nelsje Musch-Elzinga
Sc: Jorien van Nes
D.O.P.: Pim Hawinkels, Hans Bouma, Maarten Kramer
Completed: September 2017
Language: Dutch, English, Khmer
Jorien van Nes:
A LONG STORY (2013, feature), ANOTHER PERFECT WORLD (2009, doc), DEN HELDER (2008, TV short) Award: Golden Calf for Best Television Drama.
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