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Dark Crimes (2016)

True Crimes (original title)
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A murder investigation of a slain businessman turns to clues found in an author's book about an eerily similar crime. Based on the 2008 article "True Crimes - A Postmodern Murder Mystery" by David Grann.

Director:

Alexandros Avranas

Writers:

David Grann (inspired by the article "True Crime: A Postmodern Murder Mystery" by), Jeremy Brock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Tadek
Marton Csokas ... Kozlov
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Kasia
Kati Outinen ... Mr. Malinowska
Vlad Ivanov ... Piotr
Robert Wieckiewicz ... Greger
Agata Kulesza ... Marta
Piotr Glowacki ... Victor
Julia Gdula Julia Gdula ... Hanna
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Lukasz
Danuta Kowalska ... Kozlov's Mother
Zygmunt Jozefczak Zygmunt Jozefczak ... Kozlov's Father
Marianna Figurska Marianna Figurska ... Olga
Anna Polony ... Tadek's Mother
Marcin Stec Marcin Stec ... Defense Lawyer
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Storyline

Tadek, a police officer who finds similarities between the assassination of a policeman and a crime narrated in a book by the writer, Krystov Kozlow. When Tadek begins to track down Kozlow and his girlfriend, a mysterious underground sex club worker, his obsession will grow and descend to the underworld of sex, lies and corruption to find the terrible truth.

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It takes a dark mind to solve a twisted crime.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and disturbing violent/sexual content including rape, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Saban Films

Country:

UK | Poland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Crimes See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland See more »

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Budget:

€3,800,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marianna Figurska (Olga) is Agata Kulesza's real life daughter. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, Jim Carrey's accent changes from Eastern European to Western European and he even forgets the accent no less than three times while speaking with an American inflection. With a total shoot of over 30 days, his re-shoots were likely several weeks apart. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Dark Crimes (2018) See more »

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Better to read the magazine story than watch the film.
14 June 2018 | by chris-h-3See all my reviews

This film had a nice feel to it and was nicely shot. However the story came across as disjointed and didn't make a lot of sense. It was interesting to see Jim Carey in such a bleak role however to me it came across as a very staged performance - And I'm not sure if the accent was a good idea as toward the end of the film it tended to go from Polish, to Northern Irish to American all in one scene.

I remember reading the article this film claims to tell the story of and went back and re-read it on the New Yorker website today. Its an interesting story which this film strays from dramatically, inventing in the whole 'sex club' sub-plot and completely changing the ending. Can't help but feel that in this case, the truth is much more entertaining than the fiction.

As said I enjoyed the direction, locations and cinematography but the rest of the film was a chore.


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