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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.
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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

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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

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$397
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Amanda Knox was not paid for her participation in the 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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Connections

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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Three Stars for some nice cinematography and that alone.
8 October 2016 | by samgeaneySee all my reviews

Except for some nice cinematography showing the architecture of Italy, this is a poor documentary sharing no new insights and giving far too much airtime to Amanda Knox's rehearsed interviews. The intro to the documentary included part of the media crusade in the wake of Amanda Knox's release but the documentary from then on is clear in its bias. Amanda is clearly innocent just look at her. Cue staring at camera with sorrowful eyes.

It is difficult to know what happened to Meredith Kercher, but this documentary does nothing to help uncover what happened to the minor character of Kercher or even give more of an insight into the character of Amanda Knox. Those meaningful stares at the camera from each of the characters...my god. We hear little of the actual trial other than biased reports of the evidence presented. The documentary limps along feeling like it is about to get started properly before it eventually ends. The talk of Amanda Knox not wanting the attention from the media is not questioned despite the fact she has done so many interviews and why did she do the goddarn documentary just as people were probably beginning to forget about the whole saga?

The Knox interview itself is definitely the worst part of the film. So blatantly rehearsed. Everything she says looks completely unnatural. What is the viewer supposed to take away from an interview that is scripted? The tabloid journalist's interview also looks to be scripted with him proudly taking on the role of the villain. Even the Policeman talking about people recognising him on the street is accompanied by a staged shot of him walking along the street and surprise surprise being recognised.

The final, obviously rehearsed, line from Knox to end the documentary is a blatant attempt to get the viewer thinking but all it does is leave the viewer questioning does it count as a documentary if the narrative is scripted? And where did that hour and a half go?

An interesting story but a very poor telling of it.


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