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Swoon (1991)

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Tom Kalin directed this cool and aloof black-and-white study of the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, a case told before in two previous films -- Rope and Compulsion. In 1924, in Chicago, Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two 18-year-olds, kidnapped and murdered the 13-year-old Bobby Franks, immediately killing him and then stuffing his naked body up a culvert. The motive for the crime was simply that they wanted to prove to themselves that they were smart enough to get away with it. The

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Tom Kalin, Hilton Als

Aug 24, 2004

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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An exotic mood piece, based on the infamous Leopold-Loeb case, that probably didn't win director Tom Kalin many friends in the gay community.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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As a dark, moody and stylized (the film is shot in b/w) poem of love and madness Swoon is effective, but as social polemic on contemporary gay issues, it's strained; even so, it's a striking feature debut.

December 1, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Faux artsy take on the Leopold-Loeb case.

October 19, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Moody, dispassionate take on the savagery of crime that neither illuminates nor captivates.

November 28, 2002

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