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Out of Thin Air (2017)

Iceland, 1976. Six suspects confess to two violent murders. Their involvement was all in their heads. This is the strangest criminal investigation you've never heard of.

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Smari Gunn ... Sigurbjörn Víðir Eggertsson
Ottó Gunnarsson Ottó Gunnarsson ... Eggert N. Bjarnason
Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson ... Guðjón Skarphéðinsson
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Iceland, 1976. Six suspects confess to two violent murders. Their involvement was all in their heads. This is the strangest criminal investigation you've never heard of.

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1 May 2017 (Canada) See more »

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Izlandi gyilkosok See more »

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Iceland

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Saga Film,Mosaic Films See more »
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The manipulation of the fragile mind
19 October 2017 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

Iceland is a place everyone knows everybody. Back in the 70's there was a population of just 200k so when two men vanished over a space of several months there was massive pressure on the police to find the culprits. Six suspects were arrested and confessed to the murders and Iceland breathed easy again. The trouble is , despite their convictions , the six weren't sure if they were guilty or not. This is a fascinating documentary about how the human mind works if manipulated or mentally tortured. It's very sad in parts because lives were completely ruined but as documentaries go this is well worth watching. It's available on Netflix and BBCi player.


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