Short film documentary about the mysterious umbrella man that appears in the Zapruder film during the assassination of president John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas in 1963, November 22.

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Short film documentary about the mysterious umbrella man that appears in the Zapruder film during the assassination of president John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas in 1963, November 22.

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Well made oddity.
5 March 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Errol Morris have made some strange documentaries like Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)but this film is somewhat stranger and yet in 6 minutes manages to tell something about human nature that few full length documentaries has done in the past.

In the Zapruder film, that depicts the assassination of JFK in November 22, 1963 there appears to be a mystery. A man wearing an umbrella in broad daylight, while the sun is shining.

For years various experts has been trying to find out who this strange man was and why he was holding an umbrella that day even though the sun was shining.

Was he part of a vaster conspiracy to kill JFK, or was this proof of an time traveler from the future? Errol Morris investigates this and finds an answer but in the process gives the audience food for thought about things that can't be explained and thus gives birth to strange theories.

Is Morris right? Who knows but director Henri Verneuil would probably disagree with Morris final conclusion, just watch I... comme Icare/ I as in Icarus(1979.


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