2014 | Lucia de B. | The Accused

Based on the true story of Lucia de Berk, who was wrongly imprisoned for six years for murder on 6 babies while working as a nurse in a children’s hospital

Ambitious DA assistant Judith has put serial killing nurse Lucia de B. behind bars. Lucia is alleged to have killed helpless babies and terminally ill elderlies. When the case attracted the media's attention, Lucia is quickly dubbed "Angel Of Death". The former nurse is sentenced to life in prison. Not long after the trial though, while still basking in her victory, new evidence comes to light that Judith simply cannot ignore. This evidence is so strong that if presented at the trial, Lucia couldn't possibly have been convicted. Judith tries to build a new case in order to overturn Lucia's conviction, but Judith can't seem to turn back the wheels of justice... This drama is based on the true story of Lucia de Berk, who was wrongly imprisoned for six years

 

Director Paula van der Oest

Cinematography Guido van Gennep

Producer Reinier Selen

Production Designer Harry Ammerlaan

Costume Design Ellen Lens

 

Cast Ariane Schluter, Sallie Harmsen, Annet Malherbe, Fedja van Huet,
Marwan Kenzari, Marcel Musters

 

Genre Drama

Costumes 2000 - 2006

Filming locations The Netherlands, France

 

 

Awards and Nominations

 

2014 Shortlisted for Academy Award Best Foreign Film

 

2014 Netherlands Film Festival

Best Actress Ariane Schluter

 

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Best Narrative Feature Paula van der Oest

 

2015 Hongkong International Film Festival

Best Feature Film Paula van der Oest

 

2015 Emden International Film festival

The Bernard Wicki Award Paula van der Oest

 

2015 Minneapolis St.Paul International Film Festival

Best Feature Narrative Paula van der Oest

 

2015 Rembrandt Awards

Best Film Paula van der Oest

Best Actress Ariane Schluter