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Suspect
Zoë De Roovere

Zoë De Roovere

Screen Time: 65%
Role: Sandy Vandevyver
Age: 17 years old
Jelke Dobbelaere

Jelke Dobbelaere

Screen Time: 3%
Role: Saartje Verhoeff
Age: 13 years old

 

Suspect

2005
Rating: 7.1 (10 votes)
Directed: Ivan Boeckmans, Guy Lee Thys
Country: Belgium
Language: Dutch
Genre: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0441694

Summary

Fifteen year old Sandy (Zoe De Roovere) and her mentally disabled brother Jimmy (Elias Mentzel) live with their mother Nell (Karlijn Sileghem) and their stepfather Rob (Gene Bervoets). Sandy refuses to accept Rob as a father figure and when he puts her dog, the only living memory of her natural father to sleep, Sandy begins to isolate herself even further. She soon finds comfort with Lydia (Ellen Ten Damme) a former social worker. Not long after their friendship begins, Sandy confides to Lydia about her nightmares, which all allude to sexual elements and centre on her stepfather. Lydia proclaims loudly that Sandy is yet another victim of sexual abuse. As a result, Rob becomes the subject in a whole series of accusations and the public opinion grows increasingly convinced of his guilt. Suddenly Rob gets thrust into a public and media circus. But is Sandy really the victim or is she just a pawn in a series of events gone completely out of control.