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Picture Tree International achète les droits du polar The Judgement de Sander Burger

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- Le film hollandais, qui retrace la célèbre affaire de meurtre Deventer, s’inspire du best-seller du journaliste d’investigation Bas Haan

Picture Tree International achète les droits du polar The Judgement de Sander Burger
Marc Kraan dans The Judgement (© Bert Nijman/BIND)

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Germany’s Picture Tree International has acquired the international rights for Sander Burger’s new picture The Judgement [+lire aussi :
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, ahead of the pre-Cannes virtual Marché du Film, set to take place from 21-25 June 2021. The news was first reported by Screen International.

Burger’s previous film works include the road movie Off Track (2017) and the drama flick Hunting and Sons [+lire aussi :
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(2010). His new effort is based on the true story of the notorious Deventer murder case, when a widow was killed in her home in 1999. Her tax adviser, Ernest Louwes, was convicted of the murder, but not everyone agreed with the final judgement, with the victim’s handyman, Michaël de Jong, also suspected. Fedja van Huêt (the TV series Turbulent Skies, Character) plays the role of investigative journalist Bas Haan, who worked on the case and wrote book on which the film is based. Yorick van Wageningen (the TV series The Letter for the King, The Promise of Pisa [+lire aussi :
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) is attached to portray de Jong, whilst Lies Visschedijk (Single Street, All You Need Is Love [+lire aussi :
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) will star as Meike Wittermans and Marc Kraan (Mi Vida, the TV series Mocro Maffia) as Louwes. Burger himself and Bert Bouma (the TV series Flikken Rotterdam and Flikken Maastricht) co-wrote the script, inspired by an idea by producer Joram Willink.

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The project’s technical crew members include DoP Sal Kroonenberg, editor Manuel Rombley, production designer Jorien Sont, casting director Leonie Luttik as well as composers Jorrit Kleijnen, Jacob Meijer and Alexander Reumers.

Speaking about this latest acquisition, Picture Tree International’s co-managing director, Yuan Rothbauer, told Cineuropa: “We are very happy to be collaborating again with Joram and BIND on The Judgement. The film is an impressive and gripping document on the fatal impact that public and social media can have on people, and a good reminder for any audience to question their own judgements before pointing the finger.”

The Judgement is being produced by Piet-Harm Sterk and Joram Willink for BIND, in co-production with KRO-NCRV. It received support from the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Production Incentive, the CoBO Fund and the Abraham Tuschinski Fund. Amsterdam-based outfit September Film is in charge of its Dutch release, aptly slated for September 2021.

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