Killing for Love (film)
|Killing for Love|
|Directed by||Marcus Vetter, Karin Steinberger|
|Produced by||Marcus Vetter, Louise Rosen, Ulf Meyer|
|Written by||Marcus Vetter, Karin Steinberger|
|Music by||Jens Huerkamp|
|Edited by||Marcus Vetter|
|Distributed by||Louise Rosen Ltd. (world sales)|
Killing for Love (German: Das Versprechen, also known as The Promise) is a German documentary film directed by Marcus Vetter with Karin Steinberger. The film tells the crime story of the double murder of Derek and Nancy Haysom on 30 March 1985 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The film makes use of extensive original footage from press archives, as the two court cases were the first lawsuits to be broadcast nationwide on American television. In the film, these recordings from 1985 to 1990 are combined with scenes shot during the making of the film, including interviews with Jens Söring, witnesses, the investigators involved in the case, lawyers, prosecutors and journalists. In addition, extensive materials such as original crime scene photos and evidence, court transcripts, newspaper archives, love letters and diaries of the two main protagonists were evaluated in the film.
In the U.K., it was shown in March 2017 by the BBC, as part of their documentary strand "Storyville", under the title Killing for Love.
In The Netherlands, public broadcaster NPO2 showed the film in two parts in its documentary series 2Doc in April 2017.
- Munich International Film Festival: The Promise
- http://virginiafilmfestival.org/films/the-promise/ Virginia Film Festival: The Promise
- "Storyville". BBC. Retrieved 6 April 2017.