Television journalist Bas Haan creates his own monster when, in his investigation into the Deventer murder case, he is increasingly drawn into the camp of those who accuse 'the handyman' of murder. A media-smear campaign is the result of his TV report which turns the life of 'the handyman' and his wife into a true nightmare. Disconcerted by this 'trial by media' Bas decides to fight the conspiracies with the facts, but to his frustration the image is stronger than reality. He goes to extremes to get the truth out: has anyone been wrongly accused by the judges or is there an innocent victim?

Directed by Sander Burger
Starring Fedja van Huêt, Yorick van Wageningen, Lies Visschedijk
Genre Drama, Thriller, Biopic
Running time 130 min
Language Dutch
Nationality Netherlands
Scriptwriter Bert Bouma, Sander Burger, Bas Haan, Joram Willink
Cinematographer Sal Kroonenberg
Produced by BIND in co-production with KRO-NCRV
Local Release 2021 Sep 21
Film Status Completed


Chennai IFF – Asian Premiere

Newport Beach FF

Palm Springs IFF 2023 - World Cinema Now Section

Eurofilmfest Prague 2023 - Czech Premiere

Shanghai International Film Festival 2023 - Chinese Premiere - Panorama Section


Seattle FF - Six awards including Grand Jury prize, World Competition's Best Director and Best Screenplay

Winner of 4 Golden Calfs: Best film , Best script, Best acting performance, Best supporting acting performance

4 Septimius Awards nominations: Best European Film, Best Director, Best Producer and Best Screenplay

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