Coming on October 19 The Stranger out, a thriller about a murder case that immediately stands out. The family of the victim on which the film is based is furious that Netflix is going to release the film.
Netflix has dethroned HBO as king of the in recent years true crime. The documentaries are flying around you.
Netflix presents The Stranger
For example, a documentary series will be released in October with never-before-seen recordings of conversations with the serial killer, necrophile and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer.
It doesn’t stop there as far as Dahmer is concerned. WandaVisionstar Evan Peters will also play the serial killer in a Netflix series called Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storyfor which the first trailer was released last week.
Coming in the same month The Stranger from. Not a documentary but a film about a crime case, directed by the Australian actor and film director Thomas M. Wright. The film will be released on the streaming service on October 19, but the project is already causing considerable controversy.
Criminal Network and Obi-Wan Kenobi
The thriller follows two men who do not know each other, but whose lives come together in a blood-curdling way. Henry Teague, played by Sean Harris, is a suspect in an unsolved missing person case. The other man is an undercover cop played by Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Joel Edgerton.
His character is part of a small group of secret agents who have infiltrated a dark criminal network. Their goal? Catching a killer who’s been on the run for eight years.
That’s already a recipe for an exciting thriller, but what The Stranger What is intriguing on paper is the fact that the film is largely based on a real-life murder case.
True story and controversy
We’re talking about the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Morcombe, a 13-year-old schoolboy who was kidnapped at a bus stop in 2003. It was one of the most high profile affairs in Australia’s recent history. Only after a long under coveroperation, the killer was found and arrested.
Then you wonder what makes this film so controversial. Well, the family of the murdered Australian boy is anything but happy with Netflix’s project. In fact, they claim that everyone involved is blatantly profiting from the case, without showing any respect for their son.
Distasteful, morally corrupt
Or, as his father summed it up to ABC Australia: “We think this is the most distasteful, the most hurtful and of no use to society at all”.
Daniel Morcombe’s mother is also furious.
“Individuals who make money from a heinous crime are parasites. They are heartless and disrespectful to Daniel, the DMF and the Morcombe family. We find the making of the film morally corrupt and cruel. You should be ashamed of yourself,” said the victim’s mother on Twitter.
To be continued…
Oh dear. If every family of homicide victims reacted like this, HBO and Netflix’s movie and series libraries would be a lot smaller. At the same time, it is of course their right.
For now, the release of the film is still going ahead. The Stranger will be released in Australian cinemas on October 6, followed by streaming worldwide on October 19 on Netflix.
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Netflix incites anger with dark film about murder case