The Killer Inside Me

The Killer Inside Me
  • 2010
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Bill Pullman
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With this vicious character study of a seemingly contemplative cowboy (Affleck) who is sent to the outskirts of town to run off a prostitute, Winterbottom utilises Jim Thompson's controversial pulp novel to explode the myth that the 1950s was a time of innocence. Fascinating, but not for the squeamish.

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The Killer Inside Me

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