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Fictionalized account based on the actions of serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

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Martin Byrne-Quinn ...
Joe
Geoffrey Greenhill ...
Inspector Simmons
Mark Hawkins ...
The Poor Boy
Andrew Edmans ...
Stephen
Jackie Cox ...
Julie Stay
Bill Merrow ...
Albert Green
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Prostitute
Eugene Cheese ...
Grandfather (as Paul Jay)
Deborah Manship ...
Mother
Gary Ewell ...
Young Jorden
Lol Coxhill ...
Priest
Joe Owen ...
Detective Taylor
Carlos Downie ...
Pick up in cafe
Malcolm Rogers ...
Forensic Officer
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Fictionalized account based on the actions of serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

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An everyday story of a serial killer
14 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is what they sometimes call a 'docu-drama,' which never really cuts it for me, it's either a documentary or a drama and never shall the twain meet. It just doesn't work as either in the end.

It tries for realism as a documentary with the everyday scenes meeting young rootless men in dingy cafés for the promise of a bed,food,drink and casual gay sex. And tries for dramatic scenes with the murders and the ensuing aftermath. But really works as neither as both parts come across as dull and boring. Perhaps most killers are as uninteresting as this and maybe that is the point the film is trying to make. Sadly it doesn't make it very entertaining

The pounding background music intended to heighten tension at crucial moments just grates and doesn't help at all. I was going to say that some editing and cutting would have made the whole thing move faster and have increased the overall pace of the film. But then I noticed on the general information about this film that a 32 minute version was released in the cinemas. I've watched the much longer video version.

As a film about killer, Dennis Nilsen, called Gordon Marsh in the film for what I assume was copyright reasons at the time of it's original release, it just doesn't engage the attention or make us understand anything about the character and his motives.

Other documentaries have been made since about Nilsen that delved deeper and are more interesting and they would be better to search out and watch instead.


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