Sunday 13 April 2008

The Thin Blue Line (1988) - ickleReview (HD)

Erroll Morris documentary about the murder of a policeman in Dallas County, Texas in November 1976. Morris interviews two suspects from the case, Randall Adams and David Harris, a number of policemen, eyewitnesses, the judge, and the defence lawyers. It's a gripping film. The story of what happened that night keeps changing as new people offer their perspective. There are numerous reconstructions of the murder, slightly adapted to fit each person's account.

Nugget: a grave indictment of the US justice system and a superb documentary.

1 comment:

  1. Watched this again. The interview subjects are real characters. How they act on camera is sometimes more telling than what they say.