Investigative thriller based on a true story that shows how, even before Trump, public opinion could be informed by lies.
Journalist Bas Haan creates a monster when, during his investigation into the Deventer murder case, he is drawn in by those who accuse "the handyman" of murder. The result is a media witch-hunt that turns the life of the accused into a genuine nightmare. Stunned by this 'trial by media' Bas decides to fight the conspiracies with facts. But to his frustration he finds that the image is more powerful than the truth. How facts lose the battle to images: #fakenews
128' / colour
Genre: drama, thriller
Original title: DE VEROORDELING
Dir: Sander Burger
Prod: BIND - Joram Willink, Piet-Harm Sterk
Sc: Bert Bouma, Sander Burger
D.O.P.: Sal Kroonenberg
Completed: spring/summer 2020
Cast: Fedja van Huêt (ACCUSED, LITTLE GANGSTER), Yorick van Wageningen (STORM: LETTERS OF FIRE, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), Lies Visschedijk (IT'S ALL SO QUIET, JACK'S WISH), Mark Kraan (MY LIFE, UNDER THE HEART).
a.o. DON'T GO TO SEA (2018, short), OFF TRACK (2017, TV Film), ALICE CARES (2014, doc) Awards: a.o. Prix Grand Ekran-Pariscience FF, WILL (2012, short), HUNTING & SONS (2010, feature), THE PANMAN: RHYTHM OF THE PALMS (2007, feature), KOEN! (2004, short).
Ph: +31 20 364 0030