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Amanda Knox (2016)

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American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Amanda Knox ... Herself - Murder Suspect
Meredith Kercher Meredith Kercher ... Herself - Murder Victim (archive footage)
Raffaele Sollecito Raffaele Sollecito ... Himself - Murder Suspect
Giuliano Mignini Giuliano Mignini ... Himself - Lead Prosecutor
Nick Pisa Nick Pisa ... Himself - Freelance Journalist, The Daily Mail
Stephanie Kercher Stephanie Kercher ... Herself - Meredith's Sister (archive footage)
Rudy Guede Rudy Guede ... Himself - Convicted Murderer (archive footage)
Valter Biscotti Valter Biscotti ... Himself - Rudy Guede's Attorney
Stefano Conti Stefano Conti ... Himself - Independent Forensic Expert (as Dr. Stefano Conti)
Carla Vecchiotti Carla Vecchiotti ... Herself - Independent Forensic Expert (as Dr. Carla Vecchiotti)
Curt Knox Curt Knox ... Himself - Amanda's Father
Arline Kercher Arline Kercher ... Herself - Meredith's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anderson Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
Donald Trump ... Himself (archive footage)
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American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

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Taglines:

"Either I'm a Psychopath in Sheep's Clothing, Or I Am You."

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Documentary | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

Denmark | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amanda Knox See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Netflix, Plus Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Meredith Kercher's family have made it abundantly clear that they will never watch this film. See more »

Quotes

Nick Pisa - Freelance Journalist, The Daily Mail: But hey, what are we supposed to do? We are journalists and we are reporting what we are being told. It's not as if I can say "Hold on a minute, I just want to double check that myself in some other way, who knows how, and I'll let my rival get in there first before me, and then, hey, I've lost a scoop." It doesn't work like that, not in the news game.
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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano
By Nicola Salerno (as Nisa) & Renato Carosone
Performed by Renato Carosone
(P) 2001 Capitol Music Italy s.r.l. - licensed courtesy of Universal Music Denmark A/S
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A review of the documentary, not the Verdict
10 September 2018 | by mb_ykSee all my reviews

I've read a number of negative reviews, all because they don't agree with the verdict and therefore the documentary didn't give them the answers they wanted to hear. Quite a few of the 1/10 and 2/10 reviews on here should be taken with a pinch of salt for that reason.

Firstly this isn't a documentary that will go on to become a classic, neither will be on a must see documentary list in 10 years time. It does focus on two very important aspects, flaws in the police investigation and also the media involvement with often sensationalist reporting. It shows how the legal system can almost breakdown when policing and reporting isn't done to a high standard. It's not just a matter of "who done it" anymore.

The documentary does a great job of portraying the police opinion from the outset, that Amanda Knox was guilty, even before they had evidence. The second aspect of this is the DNA evidence and how it impacted the verdicts and acquittals. It gives a real insight into why DNA evidence can fall apart. It reminded me a little of making a murderer for this reason and the case focus on DNA.

The media coverage and commentary by the Daily Mail journalist was also really interesting. Throughout it demonstrated just how important their sensational headlines changed public opinion of the case.

The documentary itself does a fine job of presenting the evidence. The issue is how it follows Knox and at times becomes a soapbox for her fame. I think it could have been a little more tasteful when interviewing her, maybe giving her less screen time was the answer.

Overall a great watch for anyone who loves crime documentaries. It shows how policing efficiency and the media in today's world can transform cases.


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