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A psychological thriller, based on one of the most controversial court cases in the Netherlands. Lucia, a nurse, is sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly having killed at least seven babies and elderly people.This drama thriller is based on the true story of Lucia de Berk, who was wrongly imprisoned for six years. After nurse Lucia (40) has been present at one inexplicable death too many, the hospital alerts the police. Assistant District Attorney Judith (28), driven by ambition and genuinely outraged, gets caught in the “politics” of the hospital and her own legal department and Lucia is shockingly sentenced to life in prison. But something keeps troubling Judith, and she discovers inconsistencies in witness statements, and even the suppression of lab evidence. Ignored by her superiors, Judith teams up with Lucia’s lawyer, but at every appeal the original guilty is confirmed. Things look bleak until they get the media involved and the biggest miscarriage of justice in Dutch history is finally reversed.
97 Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden Golden Film award 2014, Netherlands. Milano International Film Festival 2016: Best Film, Best Acting (Ariane Schluter), Best Director (Paula van der Oest), Best Editing (Marcel Wijning).
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