USA/Great Britain/Sweden
108 minutes

In 1950s smalltown Texas, a sheriff's deputy hides his true identity as a psychopathic killer. Valiant but unsatisfying attempt at adapting a classic novel long deemed unfilmable; everything is in the right place, including the period feel, the untenable graphic violence and a superb leading performance, but it never really comes together.

Hero Entertainment presents a Muse Productions/Stone Canyon/Revolution Films production, in association with Curiously Bright Entertainment and Indion Entertainment Group; in association with Film4; co-produced with Bob Film and Film i Väst. (International sales, Wild Bunch.)
Starring Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty, Elias Koteas, Tom Bower; with Simon Baker; and Bill Pullman.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom; produced by Chris Hanley, Bradford L. Schlei, Andrew Eaton; screenplay by John Curran, based on the novel by Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me; music by Melissa Parmenter, Jake Cadbury; director of photography (Technicolor, Panavision), Marcel Zyskind; production designers, Rob Simons, Mark Tildesley; costume designer, Lynette Meyer; film editor, Mags Arnold.
Screened: Berlin Film Festival advance press screening, Berlinale Palast (Berlin), February 18th 2010.


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