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The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

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An experimental documentary film that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

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Credited cast:
Herself - Neighbor
Jeffrey Jentzen ...
Himself - Medical Examiner
Himself - Detective
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Ashbrook ...
Radio Show Host (voice)
Peter Batchelder ...
Crime Scene Investigator #1
Haz-Mat Man #1
Dick Blau ...
Man with glasses
Brenda Bowen-Avant ...
Bus Rider with baby
Matt Brush ...
Liquor Store Employee
Bryan Cherry ...
Hotel Date
Candace Cherry ...
Bus person
Hotel day clerk
Patrick Connelly ...
Grocery Store Employee


In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. This film explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence. Written by Anonymous

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10 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Won the Milwaukee Film Festival's Cream City Cinema Grand Jury Award for 2012. See more »


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Suffer Little Children
2 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE JEFFERY DAHMER FILES (dir. Chris James Thompson) A startlingly original dramatization and documentary about infamous Milwaukee serial killer, Jeffery Dahmer. The film features conversations with three interviewees; the detective who had first contact with Dahmer, the middle- aged, Afro American woman who was Dahmer's neighbor in the apartment building where his crimes were committed, and the medical examiner on the case. The fictionalized sections of the film augment and enhance the interrogative segments, and make this an authentic dramatic production and not just a series of interviews with 'talking heads'. The film is not even eighty minutes, but it is superbly edited and a brilliant example of documentary film-making. Well Worth a Look.

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