In Belgium, mentally ill criminals are not held responsible for their actions. Without any treatment, they are put behind the walls of Merksplas prison - separated from society. Their crimes range from setting fire to a bike to murder. The date of release stated in every file: 31/12/9999. This poetic documentary interweaves the stories of five inmates. In the solidified prison time, all that remains for them is the eternal confrontation with themselves and their deeds.

Credits

Executive producer
Set geluid
Geluidsnabewerking
TV company
Lichtpunt
Distributor NL
Associate Directors

Title: 9999
Year: 2014
Duration : 1 hour, 13 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2015

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