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Errol Morris - Wormwood

Out of Competition - Fiction



Parts 1 - 2


miniseries (six episodes)
Usa / 88’
language English
cast Peter Sarsgaard, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd, Molly Parker, Jimmi Simpson, Bob Balaban, Tim Blake Nelson, John Doman, Hillary Gardner, Michael Chernus, Jack O Connell, Chance Kelly
screenplay Steven Hathaway, Molly Rokosz
cinematographer Igor Martinovic, Ellen Kuras
editor Steven Hathaway
production designer Tommaso Ortino, Merideth Boswell
costume designer Katie Riley
music Paul Leonard-Morgan
sound Ken Ishii
special effects Jerry Spivak

SYNOPSIS

This six-part series explores the limits of our knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth. A family story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death. A quest which brings him face-to-face with some of the darkest secrets of the United States.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Isn’t journalism the pursuit of truth? But what if the truth proves to be elusive, hard to get at? How far does one go? Where does one stop? Are there limits, emotional and otherwise, to the pursuit of truth? Can it be injurious to one’s health? Here we have the story of one man’s sixty year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s death. Did he jump from a hotel window? Or was he pushed? And if he was pushed, why? What for? A shadowy world of hidden and imagined intentions coupled with dark and horrifying revelations. In many ways, a personal family story, but in many other ways, a story of America’s decline in the period following World War II. It asks the question: To what extent can a democracy lie to its citizens and still, in the end, remain a democracy?

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Fourth Floor

PRODUCTION 2: Moxie Pictures

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: Robert Fernandez,Caroline Baron,Julie Bilson Ahlber,Adam Del Deo,Peter Friedlander,Lisa Nishimura,Sean Fogel

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: Netflix
Stadhouderskade 55, 1072 AB
Amsterdam – The Netherlands
kluegenbiehl@netflix.com

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