Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Swoon



1992 American Feature

Cast: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter, Michael Kirby and Michael Stumm
Director: Tom Kalin
Writers: Tom Kalin and Hilton Als

Synopsis:
Wanting to prove that they're smart enough to get away with the ultimate crime, 18-year-old friends Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold kidnap and murder a 13-year-old boy.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 63% / Audience: 63%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Caligari Film Award and Teddy Award for Best Film.
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best First Feature, Director, Male Lead (Chester) and Cinematography.
  • Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award - Dramatic.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Based on the infamous 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case, Swoon focuses more on the homosexuality of the killers than other movies (see below) based on the case.
  • Richard Loeb's mother is played by Barbara Bleier, mother of actor Daniel Schlachet, who plays Richard Loeb in the film.

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