I was very sad to read only rather negative comments here on this movie. I did not expect too much but was truly amazed by it, the way it looks, the top acting, the story that is very modern...'Het Vonnis' has it all. The story is straightforward but gets you in the movie from the very start until the 'verdict'.
The movie is full of small new flashes with real Belgian reporters which gives a feel like it really happened.
In Belgium Jan Verheyen is considered by many people as a director who makes commercial movies and a bit laughed at for that, very sad. He admits his inspiration comes from classic American movies and this can be felt here.
If you are in 3-hour-Romanian-incest-drama's-in-black-and-white you should skip...all the others, go see it!