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The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Director:
Errol Morris
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Documentary/Real-crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Into the Abyss
RUNNING TIME
103 minutes
Producer:
Mark Lipson
Screenwriter:
Errol Morris


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
As themselves Randall Adams
David Ray Harris

 

Review

This was in many respects the start of the true-crime wave that has won ground during the 2010s. Errol Morris' uninvasive, seemingly impartial directorial style became trendsetting for documentaries, even if it wasn't quite groundbreaking. And his subjects, particularly murder-suspect Randall Adams, gave the film an intensity and honesty that eclipsed the narrative value of the case itself, which to be honest Morris all but over-represented and over-reenacted.

Copyright 22.05.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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