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Verdict

Joy lives in constant fear of her abusive husband, Dante. One day, she flees home and seeks help from the police.

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Verdict

Drama

Joy, mother of a six-year-old girl, lives in constant fear of her abusive husband, Dante. One day, Joy flees home and seeks help from the police. As time passes, she discovers an equally nightmarish bureaucracy that cruelly denies her justice and reprieve.

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Details

  • Raymund Ribay Gutierrez
  • Max Eigenmann
    Kristoffer King
  • Philippines
    France
  • Filipino
    English
  • 126 Mins
  • 2019

Accolades

Venice Film Festival, 2019

Special Jury Prize, Best Film Nominee

Singapore International Film Festival, 2019

Best Performance – Asian Feature Film

Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2019

Best Performance by an Actress

Gawad Urian Awards, 2020

Kristoffer King, Best Supporting Actor

FAMAS Awards, 2020

Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress

Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2020

Best Foreign Language Film Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize

Tokyo FILMeX, 2019

Grand Prize Nominee

Critics

Variety

"...sure-handed debut..."

Variety

"...engrossing and sophisticated procedural with universal audience appeal."

Trivia

"Verdict" was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

"Verdict" sees Kristoffer King in his final film role before his death at just 36 years old.