Twelve years after the murder of his sister-in-law, film­maker Joop van Wijk recon­structs with anatom­ical preci­sion not only how it happened, but also how it could happen — without passing judgement.

On a Thursday in February 2000, film­maker Joop van Wijk’s wife is informed her sister is missing. One month later, her body is discov­ered; she was killed by eleven strokes of an axe. By her husband, as it turns out. Both their chil­dren remain behind forsaken. The culprit admits guilt, is tried and has now served his time.
Twelve years later, Van Wijk accu­rately recon­structs not just the killing, but also the under­lying causes. How did it happen, how could it happen? The thread of the film is the conver­sa­tion the film­maker has with the perpe­trator. This is comple­mented with comments by rela­tives, friends, family doctor and repre­sen­ta­tives of police and judi­ciary. Not to repeat the lawsuit or reach a uniform judge­ment, but to do justice to the complexity of motives and emotions involved in such a family tragedy.


Executive producer
Set geluid
Sound editing
Sound Design
Production company
Bonanza Films
TV company
Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting

Title: Anatomie van een moord
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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