Set in 1958, “In Retrospect” is the story of a retired judge who reflects on the court case that brought him and his late wife together thirty years earlier. She was the lawyer representing Elfredo, a native of the Caribbean island of Curacao. Elfredo is accused of raping a white Dutch girl. The mysteries surrounding this case occupy the elderly judge’s mind. Retracing the various viewpoints presented during the trial he constructs a retrospective verdict.
The exceptional cast reache beyond language to portray the emotional elements of this sometime difficult, but nonetheless, heartfelt screenplay. Dutch with English subtitles.
Max Croiset, Huub Stapel, Marleen Stolz, Will van Kralingen
Amsterdam, The Netherlands