From the mind behind the critically acclaimed film, The Sweet Hereafter, comes DEVIL’S KNOT, a reimagining of the gripping true story that shocked a nation. Starring Academy Award® winners Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, DEVIL’S KNOT chronicles the chilling events that led to, and followed, the unresolved and unthinkable murders of three children.
On May 5, 1993, three young boys playing in West Memphis, Arkansas, never made it home for dinner. The loyalty of an entire community spurs hundreds of people to begin a frantic search for the missing children. All hope is crushed the next day when the three families come to the harrowing realisation that their boys have been murdered.
In a rush to convict the killers, police focus on a trio of devil worshipping teenagers. As the mother of one of the murdered boys (Witherspoon) tries to come to grips with this unspeakable tragedy, she desperately believes that the killers have been found. It is only when an investigator (Firth) reveals that the evidence doesn’t add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there.
A compelling and moving portrayal of a community’s struggle to comprehend the incomprehensible, DEVIL’S KNOT was one of the standout films in the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and features memorable performances from Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon and Alessandro Nivola.
“Compelling” – The Hollywood Reporter
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