everyone who knows him it seems
as if a rich and successful architect,
married to a beautiful woman and living
an enviable lifestyle in 1960s New York,
has it all; but his marriage is not as
it appears and his obsession with an
unsolved murder case threatens to
derail his perfect life and place his life
in danger in A Kind Of Murder...
HIGH-FLYING WEALTHY ARCHITECT and novelist Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson:
The Conjuring; Television's Fargo) is seemingly happily married
to the beautiful Clara (Jessica Biel: Total Recall; The Illusionist)
and to all intents and purposes is living the perfect life in Sixties New York.
But he suffers frustrations; and the emotionally unstable Clara does not make
him happy. Although he feels he would be better off without her, he cannot bring
himself to do anything about it.
thriller that follows in the
footsteps of classic film
noirs, the slow-burning
whodunit A Kind Of
Murder is well worth
watching and is notable
for its evocative Sixties
a dinner party held by Walter and Clara, into his life comes pretty and lively
young blonde Ellie Briess (Haley Bennett: The Girl On The Train; The Magnificent
Seven), who makes a play for him. When she turns up at his home unannounced,
Walter becomes smitten and they begin a guilt-ridden, passionate affair that
is soon discovered by the fragile Clara.
perhaps because of his despondency and dark thoughts, he becomes obsessed with
the unsolved brutal killing of Helen Kimmel (Kelly Mengelkoch), whose husband
Marty (Eddie Marsan: Television's Ray Donovan; Jonathan Strange &
Mr Norrell) is in the frame for her murder a belief Walter shares
with the detective on the case, the ruthlessly ambitious Laurence Corby (Vincent
Walter's ordered existence is becoming unravelled and chaotic and, as he becomes
more involved with the crime and with Kimmel, he is treading on very dangerous
ground with his life hanging in the balance. Tumbling into a spiral of chaos,
he is working against a clever killer who is one step ahead of him.
The question is, is intent a crime, no matter if it is never carried out? Walter's
lies could lead him to be the next suspect as he gets a call telling him that
Clara's body has been foundů
An intriguing crime thriller that follows in the footsteps of classic film noirs,
the slow-burning whodunit A Kind Of Murder is well worth watching and
is notable for its evocative Sixties atmosphere.
A Kind Of Murder also features: Jon Osbeck as Jon Carr; Radek Lord as
Tony Ricco; Christine Dye as Claudia; Corrie Danieley as Betty Ireton; Ian Short
as Bill Ireton; Lucas Bentley as Detective Jackson; and Jeff as Clara's Dog.
Original Music is by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans; Cinematography by Chris
Seager; Screenplay by Susan Boyd, Based on the Novel The Blunderer by
Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley); Produced by Susan Boyd,
Ted Hope, Kellie McCormick and Christine Vachon; and Director is Andy Goddard.
Kind of Murder (2016) is released in the UK on DVD on 2 October 2017. Certificate:
15 | Running Time: 92 minutes.
"An intriguing crime thriller that follows in the footsteps of classic film
noirs, the slow-burning whodunit A Kind Of Murder is well worth watching
and is notable for its evocative Sixties atmosphere ***"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar