Killing For Love — Trailer


added: Thu, Nov 30th '17

Did the son of a German diplomat brutally stab and kill his girlfriend's wealthy parents inside their Virginia home?

Well, it's a question that gets debated in the new true-crime documentary "Killing For Love," which chronicles the 1985 murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom for which the couple's daughter, Elizabeth, was arrested for, yet her German college boyfriend, Jens Soering, ultimately took the fall for the Manson-esque crime.

Directed by documentarians Karin Steinberger & Marcus Vetter (The Forecaster), the film examines what is considered the first high-profile trial of its kind to be nationally televised, sparking an international media firestorm.

Featuring actual love letters between Elizabeth Haysom and her then-German boyfriend Jens Soering as narrated by English actress Imogen Poots (Green Room, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping) and German actor Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, Inglourious Basterds), "Killing For Love" will be released in select theaters and VOD on December 15th. Watch the trailer, above.

March 30, 1985: Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered brutally murdered at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The subsequent arrest and conviction of the couple's daughter Elizabeth, a wealthy scholarship student at the University of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Soering, the brilliant son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it all wrong? This gripping true crime tale untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn’t commit.


directed by   Karin Steinberger & Marcus Vetter

starring   Narrated by Imogen Poots and Daniel Bruhl

release date   December 15, 2017 (in select theaters and on VOD)

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