Purgatory – Belgium, 2012 – overview

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‘Everybody has a dark secret’

Purgatory is a 2012 Belgian psychological thriller feature film directed by Reginald Van Severen from a screenplay by producer Johan Vandewoestijne [as James Desert] (Laundry Man; Maniac Nurses; Rabid GranniesLucker the Necrophagous). The movie stars Jorka Decroubelex, Rudy Dermaux, Marc Lensly, Hugo Vanden Bremt, Ruth Verhelst and Richard Smolenaers.


After being locked up in an institution for several years for a personality disorder and murder, Kristen Birger (Ruth Verhelst) is released on parole. By means of therapy the medical staff of St. Carrol’s Psychiatric Institution instruct her to return to her former apartment where she committed the crime seven years earlier.

The moment she arrives at her flat, past and present seem to take her on a rollercoaster ride of fear. On top of that, a mysterious man and religious fanatic, living in the room next to hers, has a hidden agenda…

SGL Entertainment released Purgatory on Amazon Prime prior to releases on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD.

Filming locations:

Kortrijk, Belgium

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