Anatomy of a Murder

feature-length

documentary

(

2012

)

awards
Description

On a Friday in February ten years ago, filmmaker Joop Van Wijk’s wife received a phone call from her brother-in-law, Jos: 'his wife – her sister – had disappeared and he had reported her missing'.
A month later her body was found: she had been killed by 11 blows with an ax.
The culprit turned out to be her husband, depriving their two young children of their mother.

Murderer Jos was sentenced to 8 years in jail. He served his time and has now been released. The case is closed. But for the people involved it doesn’t feel that way.

ANATOMY OF A MURDER is the reconstruction of the murder, its background and its consequences.

The culprit, the foster mother of the children, family, friends, police and state attorney take the floor again.
Not to condemn the killer one more time or to come to a final or common conclusion, but to do justice to the complexity of the emotions involved in a family tragedy like this.

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Direction

Joop Van Wijk

Production

Molenwiek Film
Bonanza Films

Coproduction

BOS
NCRV

Production manager
Writer
Cast
Martijn van Oversteegen
executive producer
Creative procer
photography

Melle van Essen

sound

Menno Euwe

sound asst.
Music

Michel Schöpping

editing

Riekje Ziengs

sound editing

KLINK, Amsterdam

Research
re-recording

Michel Schöpping

lab

Filmmore

Special thanks

Aschwin, Quinn
Françoise Offenberg
Theo Willemsen
Manon Ridderbeks