A Necessary Death (2008)




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A young director's first feature becomes a literal matter of life and death in this independent drama. Gilbert (Gilbert John Echternkamp) is a film student who has come up with a novel idea for his final thesis project -- he wants to find someone who has decided to kill themselves, and follow them through the final days of their life until they commit suicide. Gilbert posts a message on the internet looking for a suitable subject, and after interviewing a handful of people with their own reasons … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Daniel Stamm
On DVD: May 28, 2012
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Critic Reviews for A Necessary Death

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | April 1, 2008
Top Critic

These are daring, challenging themes for a young filmmaker and Stamm proves to be adept at playing with ideas that scare away writer/directors with twice as much experience.

Full Review… | June 13, 2012

A Necessary Death presents a wholly original, fascinating and curiously terrifying documentary that's likely to either captivate or revolt audiences.

Full Review… | June 12, 2012

'A Necessary Death' treats the topic of sucide in a disturbing yet creative way. This is a shocking, emotionally powerful film.

Full Review… | June 10, 2012
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

An experimental faux documentary on the unpleasant subject matter of suicide.

Full Review… | June 2, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A Necessary Death takes a hot button issue - suicide - and expands it to reveal the fuzzy line between art and morality.

Full Review… | June 2, 2012
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Audience Reviews for A Necessary Death

Astounding documentary about a documentary showing the last few days of a man diagnosed with a lethal butterfly tumour and cancer who's decided to take his own life.

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