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by Paula van der Oest


Nurse Lucia (40) has been present at one inexplicable death too many, and the hospital alerts the police. ADA Judith (28), driven by ambition and genuinely outraged, gets stuck in and Lucia is sentenced to life in prison. But something keeps troubling Judith, and she discovers inconsistencies in witness statements, and even the suppression of lab evidence. Ignored by her superiors, Judith teams up with Lucia’s lawyer, but at every appeal the original guilty verdict is confirmed. Things look bleak until they get the media involved and the biggest miscarriage of justice in Dutch history is finally reversed. Based on a true story.

international title: Lucia de B.
original title: Accused
country: Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Luxembourg
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Paula van der Oest
film run: 97'
release date: NL 03/04/2014, ES 27/05/2016
screenplay: Moniek Kramer, Tijs van Marle
cast: Marwan Kenzari, Fedja van Huêt, Barry Atsma, Amanda Ooms, Annet Malherbe, Sallie Harmsen, Jochum ten Haaf
cinematography by: Guido van Gennep
film editing: Marcel Wijninga
art director: Harry Ammerlaan
costumes designer: Ellen Lens
music: Adam Nordén
producer: Reinier Selen
co-producer: Klara Björk, Gemma Derksen, Martin Dewitte, Bernard Michaux
production: Rinkel Film B.V.
distributor: Film Buró


main awards/selection

Bari International Film Festival 2015 
Arras Film Festival 2015 

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