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Pierrepoint - The Last Hangman

Release Date: June 8th, 2007

R|1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Albert Pierrepoint (Timothy Spall) finds great success as Britain's most famous public executioner, and his notoriety rises to a new level after he is selected to hang Nazi war criminals after the Nuremberg trials, but the experience changes him, and he begins to question the morality of his vocation at the same time that abolitionists begin a campaign to end hanging.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • The key to the film is in the performances by Spall and Stevenson -- and by Marsan. The utter averageness of the characters, their lack of insight, their normality, contrasts with the subject matter in an unsettling way. show more

  • British actor Timothy Spall gives a shattering performance as Albert Pierrepoint. show more

  • This is a riveting story about a man who for years moonlighted as an anonymous hangman while holding a day job as a wholesale grocery delivery man. show more

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