Archive of films True Detective / True Detective
2014, 480 min
Section: Tribute to Anonymous Content
The case of a mysterious murder in Louisiana investigated by a pair of offbeat detectives is reopened seventeen years later. Both men now have to delve into their dark and complex pasts in order to find out what really happened. Probing deep inside its protagonists’ characters, this TV phenomenon from HBO offers up a breathtaking crime spectacle with superb performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
It’s the mid-1990s and two detectives are assigned to investigate the mysterious ritual murder of an unidentified prostitute. Guided by strange symbols on the victim’s back, they end up in the desolate Louisiana lowlands. Fifteen years later, when everyone considers the case closed, new murders are discovered that are chillingly similar to the old crime. The two former investigators now have to delve into their complicated pasts, relive the dark circumstances of their original investigation, and face their complex personal lives. This phenomenal television series is a captivating detective saga whose surprisingly convoluted plot offers a fascinating journey into the disturbed workings of the human mind. The conflict between the two very different personalities offers a philosophical insight into basic questions of existence, morality and responsibility. The series’ success is undoubtedly due to its superb directorial vision, as well as the excellent performances of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
About the director
Cary Joji Fukunaga (b. 1977, Oakland, California) studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz. As a screenwriter, director, and cinematographer, he has been all over the world, including Haiti, West Africa, and beyond the Arctic Circle. In 2005, he presented his directorial debut, the short film Victoria para Chino (for which he also wrote the script), at Sundance. The film received more than 20 international awards, including a student Oscar and Special Mention from the Los Angeles office of the British Film and Television Academy. His feature-length debut Sin nombre won the directing and cinematography prizes at the Sundance festival in January 2009. His next film, an adaptation of the classic novel Jane Eyre (2011), was well received by audiences and critics alike. Both films were shown at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
About the film
|Section:||Tribute to Anonymous Content|
|Director:||Cary Joji Fukunaga|
|Dir. of Photography:||Adam Arkapaw|
|Music:||T Bone Burnett|
|Editor:||Alex Hall, Affonso Gonçalves|
|Producer:||Carol Cuddy, Steve Golin, Richard Brown|
|Production:||Anonymous Content, Lee Caplin / Picture Entertainment, Passenger|
|Cast:||Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan|
|Contact:||HBO Europe, HBO Entertainment|