part of me, the legal part, wants to believe that this case was truly the embodiment of innocent until proven guilty, and the entire justice system in Canada cannot be changed for this one, very extreme case. the sympathetic part of me hates this film because it's a love letter to hate, animosity, and revenge.
Kurt's narration, his voice sometimes trembles sometimes, and when it does happen, I feel like this documentary is truly the most honest, heartfelt, emotional and personal (not to mention the most disturbing) one I've ever watched. Let me tell you something, you watch this once, it stays with you forever.
When the film started, I was annoyed at it's pacing and style but by the time it ended I was completely sobbing. This is one of the saddest things I've ever seen in my entire life. I was completely unaware of the story going in and therefore when it took a turn for the worst my heart just dropped. I don't know if I've ever seen such a wide display of both human evil and kindness in just one film. Gorgeous. 5 stars.
Aside from some really overdone scenes, this is one of the most emotionally masochistic movies I've seen! I honestly wasn't prepared for where the documentary took me (I was pretty much unaware of the story) and it basically ruined my night. Thank god there's still movies out there that can do that.
Finally in the database! Thank you theauteurs!
This is one of the most impactful films I've ever seen, compounded by the fact that it is all real and was made for no budget. A testament to the raw depiction of humanity in film.
The story is heartbreaking, but I'm on the fence with how egregiously some of the emotional manipulation was presented. As filmmaker, Kuenne plays fast and loose with the full details of the case; in the process, reduces significant information to a series of elaborate twists. Still, the final "reveal" marks this out as a profound testament to the power of the recorded image to capture and sustain life after death.