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The Knife that Killed Me

The Knife that Killed Me
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kit Monkman/Marcus Romer
  • Cast: Jack McMullen, Reece Dinsdale, Jamie Shelton
  • UK release: 24 October 2014

It's not a spoiler: Paul (McMullen) narrates the events that led to his fatal stabbing, as he started at a new school, fell in love, made friends but got pulled to the dark side. Made entirely on green-screen, it resembles a nightmarish urban cartoon; the stylised approach, initially remarkable, makes it hard to get involved. An interesting but flawed experiment.

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The Knife That Killed Me

20 Oct 20143 stars

Ambitious but flawed teen drama from Kit Monkman and Marcus Romer boasting a bold visual style

Given the title, it's no spoiler to say The Knife That Killed Me opens with a lethal stabbing. Paul Varderman (Jack McMullen) then narrates his way through the events that led to this fateful encounter with the blade: moving to Leeds after his mum dies…

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