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.
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
Gouden Kalf nominees
Beste Actrice Televisiedrama (1998)
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