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Kill Your Darling by  Jaap van Hoewijk
Kill Your Darling

Kill Your Darling

Documentary about attempts to reconstruct the past, based on the unsolved murder of American model Melissa Halstead in 1990. 
In 1990, the beheaded body of a young woman was found in a Rotterdam canal. It was impossible to identify the body until 2008 when new DNA techniques identified the victim as model Melissa Halstead. A Dutch/UK investigation led to John Sweeney, who had a tumultuous relationship with Halstead - as evidenced by the many lurid drawings he made during their time together. Director van Hoewijk attempts to reconstruct the past, and seizes the opportunity to question Sweeney himself. 

78’ / video / colour    

Original title: KILL YOUR DARLING
Dir: Jaap van Hoewijk
Prod: Zeppers Film
Co-prod: NCRV       
Sc: Jaap van Hoewijk           
D.O.P.: Adri Schrover, Stef Tijdink
Completed: November 2012       
Language: English/Dutch (English subtitles)   

Jaap van Hoewijk:

a.o. MIRACLE ALONG THE RIVER MAAS (2010, short doc), TO THE OTHER SIDE (2009, short doc), BYE EVERYONE (2002, doc), FAMILY SECRET (2001, doc), TOUCHED (2000, short doc).

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