Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
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Throughout his work, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has sought out characters lost in their own eccentric worlds, and he has managed to convey their sense of wonder with their passion, be it a topiary gardener arguing the merits of hand shears in Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) or astrophysicist Stephen Hawking discussing the origin of the universe in A Brief History of Time (1992). In his most provocative work since The Thin Blue Line (1988), Morris details what happens when this
Dec 29, 1999 Wide
Jun 6, 2000
Lions Gate Releasing
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Morris, com sua habilidade narrativa habitual, conta a interessante mas incômoda história de um homem destruído pela própria ignorância.
Despite its morbid subject, this documentary is far funnier than one would expect.
As Errol Morris shows us how this strange little man got into the execution business and Holocaust denial, we should ask ourselves: Did we create 'Mr. Death'? Is he us?
A bizarre documentary about the worship of technique and the dangers of self-delusion.
...probes at our moral and psychological blind spots, at the limited and self-reinforcing nature of our vision.
The filmmaker deftly steers the viewer through its more disturbing sequences and even finds room for his patented irony.
Errol Morris cements his reputation as the premier contemporary documentary filmmaker.
This documentary offers one of the most pertinent looks at two highly charged emotional subjects: capital punishment and the Holocaust.
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