This gripping feature film about the controversial ‘Deventer murder case’ won as many as six important awards at the Seattle Film Festival, including Best Director (Sander Burger) and Outstanding Male Performance (Fedja van Huêt).
In his investigation into the 'Deventer murder case', TV journalist Bas Haan shifts more and more towards the camp of those who accuse 'the handyman' of murder. The result is a witch hunt in the media, changing the lives of this suspect and his wife into a living nightmare. When Bas tries to dispute the conspiracy theories with facts, he is frustrated to see that representation is stronger than the truth. Was someone unjustly convicted or do we have an innocent victim? At the Seattle Film Festival, the movie was granted as many as six awards in the World Competition: Best Director (Sander Burger), Outstanding Male Performance (Fedja van Huêt), Best Supporting Actor (Yorick van Wageningen), Best Supporting Actress (Lies Visschedijk) and Best Adaptation.

Title: De Veroordeling
Year: 2021
Duration : 2 hours, 10 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2021

Gouden Kalf winner

Best Leading Role (2021)
Fedja van Huêt
Best Supporting Role (2021)
Yorick van Wageningen
Beste Scenario (2021)
Bert Bouma
Beste Scenario (2021)
Sander Burger
Beste Film (2021)
Joram Willink
Beste Film (2021)
Piet-Harm Sterk

Gouden Kalf nominees

Best Supporting Role (2021)
Lies Visschedijk
Best Supporting Role (2021)
Mark Kraan
Beste Regie (2021)
Sander Burger
Beste Camera (2021)
Sal Kroonenberg, NSC
Beste Muziek (2021)
Jorrit Kleijnen
Beste Muziek (2021)
Alexander Reumers
Beste Muziek (2021)
Jacob Meijer
Beste Production Design (2021)
Jorien Sont
Best Costume Design (2021)
Manon Blom

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