Whether from the investigators’ point of view or the perpetrators: Crime fiction satisfies our fascination with abysmal evil and asks questions that get under our skin: How is it that crimes are committed? Are all of us capable of truly evil deeds? And exactly when does good become evil?
Also, Netflix is aware of the incredible popularity of crime stories. It has some genre jewels up its sleeve, which might belong to the same treasure chest, but which could not sparkle more differently. There are murders in the first classes of the passenger train. The own intellectuality is stroked utilizing crime, humorously investigated or the action-packed coup of a lifetime is carried out. The motto is: Crime doesn’t pay, but exciting crime thrillers do.
It all seems crystal clear: Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) is caught with a gun in his hand next to his wife’s corpse right at the crime scene; the policeman who was called is the dead wife’s lover. What is unusual is that Crawford immediately and without further ado admits to being the murderer – which pleases the up-and-coming prosecutor William Beachum (Ryan Gosling) because he handles such a case easily. But everything turns out quite differently than expected, for Crawford has planned the perfect murder…
High gloss noble thriller with two Hollywood heavyweights who fight a perfidious psychological duel at eye level. Perfect, ambitious and highly suspenseful!