Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer Poster

Release Date: January 9th, 2004

DVD Release Date: June 1st, 2004

R|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
British documentarian Nick Broomfield creates a follow-up piece to his 1992 documentary of the serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was convicted of killing six men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Interviewing an increasingly mentally unstable Wuornos, Broomfield captures the distorted mind of a murderer whom the state of Florida deems of sound mind -- and therefore fit to execute. Throughout the film, Broomfield includes footage of his testimony at Wuornos' trial.

Cast: Nick Broomfield, Aileen Wuornos

Director: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Lafayette Films

Distributors: Lantern Lane, DEJ Productions

Keywords: 1990s, 2000s, Fall, Judge, Murder, Friend, Dark, Prison

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  • No one should have to endure the life that Aileen Wuornos led, and we leave the movie believing that if someone, somehow, had been able to help that little girl, her seven victims would never have died. show more

  • The most damning account of the failure of the criminal justice system in America anyone is ever likely to see. show more

  • In addition to its own merits as a social and cultural document, Broomfield's film continues the welcome trend of more and more nonfiction movies finding their way to theater screens and attracting wide general audiences. show more

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