26.9. - 5.10.2019

Devil's Knot USA 2913 | 114 min | OV | Colour | FF 2013

Atom Egoyan

ATOM EGOYAN (*1969) became well-known with films like Exotica (1994) and The Sweet Hereafter (1997) and has won around 50 awards in his career, including in 2008 the Douglas Sirk Prize at Filmfest Hamburg. His last film to run here was Devil’s Knot in 2013.

rated for 0 + years
For the media they were the West Memphis Three – the teenagers arrested in 1993 and later convicted for the gruesome murder of three children. Wrongfully, as we now know. Atom Egoyan retells the story of hate, defamation and error in a gripping´and disturbing drama. At its centre is Pam (Reese Witherspoon), the mother of one of the dead children. She is appalled as the teenagers are prejudged by public opinion and then made out to be Satanic animals. At first, Pam is also convinced of the trio's guilt. But when she asks a private investigator to make enquiries, who then turns up one inconsistency after another, she begins to have doubts.

Screening on 03.10. in attendance of:
Atom Egoyan (Director)
Orig. Title: Devil's Knot
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Agenda 13
Director: Atom Egoyan
Screenplay: Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman
Cast: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola, Amy Ryan
Producer: Elizabeth Fowler,Richard Saperstein,Clark Peterson,Christopher Woodrow,Paul Harris Boardman
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Mychael Danna
Camera: Paul Sarossy
Set Designer: Phillip Barker
Cutter: Susan Shipton
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Senator Filmverleih
World Sales: Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Production: Worldview Entertainment


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