The TV thriller: “Devil’s Knot
The thriller film tonight on TV: “Devil’s Knot – Until proven guilty” Saturday November 6, 2021 at 9:20 pm on Rai 4
Devil’s Knot – Until proven otherwise (devil’s knot) is a 2013 film directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth and Alessandro Nivola.
The film is based on the true story, told by Mara Leveritt in the book Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three, of three teenagers, known as the “West Memphis Three”, wrongly accused of the murder of three children and released after 18 years in prison.
In 1993, in the religious small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, three eight-year-old children disappeared from their neighborhood. After a long search, their bodies are found lifeless tied with their laces, beaten and then drowned. The community and the police force believe the killings are due to satanic ritual, due to the violent and sexual nature of the dead. A month later, three teenagers (Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr.) are arrested and tried despite the lack of evidence.
Director: Atom Egoyan
With Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth and Alessandro Nivola