Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this tale of drama and adventure based on a novel by James Oliver Curwood, a man becomes obsessed with revenge after his wife is sexually assaulted by another man. He kills the rapist, but soon finds he's wanted by the law, and spends the next ten years hiding out in the wilderness with his young son. Shortly before his wife died, the man promised her that their son would receive an education, and in time the man turns his son over to a close friend, who will now raise the boy and send him to school. However, the boy soon learns that one of his classmates is the son of the man his father killed, and the young man pledges to some day take his life in exchange for that of his late father. The Other Side of the Law stars Jurgen Prochnow and Yves Renier.