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Jakarta Post

Structure in Filmmaking Between Hope & Fear

  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 7 2016   /  10:18 am

Courtroom drama: Lucia de Berk is taken away by guards at the 18 June 2004 appeal trial where she was convicted for seven murders and three attempted murders at several hospitals in the film Accused.(Courtesy of EOS)In Accused, Dutch actress and scriptwriter Moniek Kramer has managed to tastefully create a thrilling adaptation of what was a huge unraveling of injustice in the Dutch media.

Directed by Paula van der Oest and written by Kramer and Tijs van Marie, the courtroom drama was screened as part of the ongoing 2016 Europe on Screen event, running from April 29 to May 8.

Moviegoers are able to quench their thirst for suspense and hop on an emotional ride watching Accused, or Lucia de B in Dutch, which centers on nurse Lucia de Berk’s life sentence for allegedly murdering 7 patients and attempting to murder three others at a hospital where she worked.

The film s...