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Saturday 10 September 2016

'Believe Her' / 'Suspect Her': 'Amanda Knox' Netflix Original Documentary

Just in, the first look at the trailers for the new 'Amanda Knox' documentary premiering on Netflix September 30. Another 'Netflix Original Documentary'. Here is the striking movie poster:

There are two opposing viewpoint trailers - "Believe Her" and "Suspect Her" - which give insight into the media frenzy of the case and share a first glimpse of the film and its main subjects speaking in their own words. Watch them below:

"Believe Her": 

"Suspect Her": 

The film makes its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9 and will launch globally on Netflix on September 30. 

The synopsis of the docs

Was she a cold-blooded psychopath who brutally murdered her roommate or a naive study abroad student trapped in an endless nightmare? In the Netflix Original Documentary Amanda Knox, directors Rod Blackhurst (Tribeca Audience Award-winner Here Alone) and Brian McGinn (IDA Award-winner Chef’s Table) and producer Mette Heide (Peabody Award-winner India’s Daughter) explore the notorious case that made headlines around the world.

Twice convicted and twice acquitted by Italian courts of the brutal killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox became the subject of global speculation as non-stop media attention fed the public's fascination through every twist and turn of the nearly decade-long case.
In a world that remains strongly divided on the legal findings, Amanda Knox goes beyond guilt or innocence to shed new light on the events and circumstances of the past nine years. Featuring unprecedented access to key people involved and never-before-seen archival material, the film shifts between past to present, exploring the case from the inside out in exclusive interviews with Amanda Knox, her former co-defendant and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini and Daily Mail reporter Nick Pisa.  

As a hunger for salacious and exciting news stories grows, what role do we all play in the perpetuation and the creation of ‘front page’ ready narratives? Amanda Knox is a human story that goes past the headlines to examine the often fraught relationship between true crime tragedy, justice and entertainment.

It's the story that grabbed global headlines, particularly in Italy and USA, though Australians followed the story closely.

Tune in on Netflix Australia from September 30. 

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