The ambitious Iris has a hard time balancing her role as a single mother and her career as a successful lawyer. One day, while staying at her mother’s house, she stumbles upon a dark family secret. She appears to have a brother, whose existence has always been carefully concealed. The autistic Ray has spent the last twenty years in a detention clinic, convicted for the gruesome murders of his neighbour and her baby girl. Iris takes her brother’s case to heart, not in the least because she sees striking and frightening similarities between him and her son Aron. She tries to get her brother exonerated and embarks upon a search for the truth. Only to discover secrets far darker than she could’ve ever imagined… 

Based on the bestselling novel by

Marion Pauw

Box Office hit in the Netherlands

2.5 Million US $

“Director Diederik van Rooijen knows how to grab his audience. [...] Daylight is a particularly entertaining thriller with thrilling moments and unexpected turnarounds”


“With good action and nice camera work, [...] this film is definitely worth watching!“

“Daylight is a pleasure to watch. This is mainly due to the strong cast and unexpected plot.”


Diederik Van Rooijen
2013 | Netherlands | Action, Thriller | 114'