Go to content
Television film after a short story by Hugo Claus,
Diane, an affluent woman, has everything her heart desires. Yet she becomes aware of an empty spot in her life when her husband is away. She could not have children and has been waiting to adopt a child for some time. In addition, her husband's notorious adultery is confirmed. When her cleaning lady also says that a young woman who lives in her street has been sentenced to eight years in jail for abandoning a child, she takes her revenge. In the guise of a real femme fatale, she seduces the judge. During a long night she breaks the man, mentally and physically. Ongenade is based on a short story by Hugo Claus.


Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
TV company

Title: Ongenade
Year: 1998
Duration : 45 minutes
Category: Short TV drama
Edition: NFF 1998

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Actrice Televisiedrama (1998)
Katelijne Verbeke

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.