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Killing for Love (2016)

130 min | Documentary, Crime, Romance

The gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985 were an international media sensation. The Haysoms were wealthy, respected members of Virginia society, and the murder conviction of their daughter Elizabeth and her German boyfriend ...See moreThe gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985 were an international media sensation. The Haysoms were wealthy, respected members of Virginia society, and the murder conviction of their daughter Elizabeth and her German boyfriend Jens Soering sent shock waves through the rural community of Bedford County. Elizabeth and Jens had met in a university program for high achieving students. She was a product of European boarding schools, he was the son of a diplomat. After being arrested in London, England, for passing bad checks in 1986, they were both extradited to the United States and have now spent over 30 years behind bars. This beautifully crafted film reveals a mismanaged, or perhaps completely corrupted, judicial process. This was the first criminal trial held in front of TV cameras - the first high-profile, international case tried in a small town. Investigations over the past 3 years have turned up stunning evidence that was previously suppressed or deemed inadmissible. New forensic techniques have disproven evidence that was key to Soering's original conviction. Denied parole 12 times, his next hearing in 2017 may have a different outcome, at the same time the film is in release. Unidentified fingerprints, photographic evidence that points to sexual abuse, the presiding judge's friendship with the victims, a missing FBI profile, a bloody car with a knife under the seat - all point to a very different story, one that is revealed in the film. See less
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Release date
Dec 15, 2017 (United States)
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32 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Imogen Poots
Elizabeth Haysom (voice) Elizabeth Haysom (voice)   See fewer
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Daniel Brühl
Jens Söring (voice) Jens Söring (voice)   See fewer
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Jens Söring
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Chuck Reid
Himself - Former Investigator Bedford County Sheriff's Department Himself - Former Investigator Bedford County Sheriff's Department   See fewer
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Ricky Gardner
Himself - Lead investigator Bedford County Sheriff's Department Himself - Lead investigator Bedford County Sheriff's Department   See fewer
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Suzanne Peniche
Herself Herself   See fewer
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John Peniche
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Carlos Santos
Himself - Journalist Himself - Journalist   See fewer
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Rich Zorn
Himself - Former Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General (as Richard Zorn) Himself - Former Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General (as Richard Zorn)   See fewer
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Gail Marshall
Herself - Soering attorney, former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia Herself - Soering attorney, former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia   See fewer
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Tom Elliott
Himself - Catholic Deacon and Chaplain (as Tom B. Elliott) Himself - Catholic Deacon and Chaplain (as Tom B. Elliott)   See fewer
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Dave Watson
Himself - Private Investigator Himself - Private Investigator   See fewer
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Gail Ball
Herself - Jens Söring's Lawyer Herself - Jens Söring's Lawyer   See fewer
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Steven Rosenfield
Himself, Jens Soering's lead attorney Himself, Jens Soering's lead attorney   See fewer
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William Sweeney
Himself - Judge (as Judge William Sweeney) Himself - Judge (as Judge William Sweeney)   See fewer
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Nada Sweeney
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Tony Buchanan
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Ed Sulzbach
Himself, Former FBI Psychological Profiler Himself, Former FBI Psychological Profiler   See fewer
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Elizabeth Haysom
Herself (archive footage) Herself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jim Updike
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Larry King
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Robert Showalter
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ken Englade
Himself, author of 'Beyond Reason: The True Story of a Shocking Double Murder' (archive footage) Himself, author of 'Beyond Reason: The True Story of a Shocking Double Murder' (archive footage)   See fewer
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Howard Haysom
Himself, Elizabeth Haysom's brother (archive footage) Himself, Elizabeth Haysom's brother (archive footage)   See fewer
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Richard Haysom
Himself, Elizabeth Haysom's brother (archive footage) Himself, Elizabeth Haysom's brother (archive footage)   See fewer
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Richard A. Neaton
Himself, Jens Söring's attorney (archive footage) Himself, Jens Söring's attorney (archive footage)   See fewer
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Klaus Söring
Himself, Jens Söring's father (archive footage) Himself, Jens Söring's father (archive footage)   See fewer
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Kai Söring
Himself, Jens Söring's bother (archive footage) Himself, Jens Söring's bother (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ken Beever
Himself, detective inspector, London Metropolitan Police (archive footage) (as Kenneth Beever) Himself, detective inspector, London Metropolitan Police (archive footage) (as Kenneth Beever)   See fewer
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Terry Wright
Himself, detective constable, London Metropolitan Police (archive footage) Himself, detective constable, London Metropolitan Police (archive footage)   See fewer
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Timothy M. Kaine
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Robert McDonnell
Himself (archive footage) (as Bob McDonnell) Himself (archive footage) (as Bob McDonnell)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,102 votes