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Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015)

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Erin Lee Carr Erin Lee Carr


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Gary Allen Gary Allen
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Violet Blue Violet Blue
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James A. Cohen James A. Cohen
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Joseph DeMarco Joseph DeMarco
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Daniel Engber Daniel Engber
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David Greenfield David Greenfield
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Dareh Gregorian Dareh Gregorian
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Published 1 year, 11 months ago

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Description: Dubbed "The Cannibal Cop," Gilberto Valle was convicted in March 2013 of conspiring to kidnap and eat young women. Valle argued it was all a fantasy; the prosecution's narrative convinced jurors otherwise. Valle was facing a possible life sentence when filmmaker Erin Lee Carr began visiting him in prison. After 22 months behind bars, his conviction was overturned in a stunning reversal. Carr was there for his release and subsequent house arrest to examine a life arrested. But the question remains: given the chance, would he, could he, have done it? "Thought Crimes" unravels the conflicting stories of a potent ... (more)
Tags: Police (1), NYC (1), Fantasies (1), Civil Liberties (1), Court Cases (1), Internet (1), Documentary (1), Hbo (1)
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rubyrose rated this 5/10 4 months ago
grim added this to wanted list 4 months, 2 weeks ago
hsallinen rated this 7/10 1 year, 4 months ago
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Seen in 2017 (341 movies items)

"What a weird case and and quite good documentary about it. Thought crimes as a subject is really interesting as it's hard to decide when the line has been crossed and when it's not. The writings of the "Cannibal Cop" were so over the top that they were hard to take seriously but then he also made decisions that supported the prosecution. Well he was a weird fucker and the documentary was a good watch. "


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