A Kind of Murder

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World Premiere

USA | 96 MINUTES

A KIND OF MURDER

Drama, Thriller, Female Screenwriter(s)

Architect Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson), crime novelist by night, is quite unhappily married to Clara (Jessica Biel), a successful real estate saleswoman. As Walter becomes fascinated by the case of Melchior Kimmel, a bookstore owner in New Jersey suspected of murdering his wife Helen, he begins to imagine what it might be like to murder his own wife. In this faithful adaptation of the 1960s suburban thriller, The Blunderer, written by Carol author Patricia Highsmith, the question of how we judge a person’s guilty conscience in the death of another plays a central theme. When Clara turns up dead, Walter starts to seem increasingly guilty as he finds himself at the unfortunate intersection of a conniving murderer and a resolute cop. A Kind of Murder seamlessly combines philosophical musings on culpability with edge-of-your-seat Hitchcockian noir.



—Genna Terranova


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Andy Goddard

A Kind of Murder is Goddard's sophomore feature. His debut Set Fire to the Stars, with Elijah Wood, was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature and won three awards at BAFTA Wales.

Director
Andy Goddard
Screenwriter
Susan Boyd
Producer
Christine Vachon, Ted Hope, Susan Boyd, Kelly McCormick
Editor
Jane Rizzo, Elisabet Ronalds
Cinematographer
Chris Seager
Executive Producer
Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg, Joe Simpson
Composer
Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Co-Producer
Andy Goddard
Novel by
Patricia Highsmith
Cast
Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Vincent Kartheiser, Haley Bennett, Eddie Marsan

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