Amanda Knox Netflix Trailers ‘Believe Her’ Or ‘Suspect Her’: How Did Filmmakers Get Her To Talk? [Video]

Chilling trailers have been released for the new Amanda Knox Netflix documentary, which premieres September 30. Two trailers were released — “Believe Her” and “Suspect Her” — to play up different aspects of Amanda Knox’s legal controversy.

In the “Believe Her” trailer, Amanda Knox is pictured as a teary-eyed girl who maintains her innocence. This trailer focuses on the intense media scrutiny Knox had to endure.

“Suddenly I felt myself tossed into this dark place. I was so scared.”

The “Suspect Her” trailer is the exact opposite of the one before. Working to undo your trust in Amanda Knox’s story, she is framed in an interrogative light. Knox maintains her innocence, but in a much more hardened manner, much more difficult to sympathize with.

“I asked myself, is a monster responsible for this?”

The second trailer ends with a chilling statement from Knox.

That’s everyone’s nightmare. Either I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothing. Or I am you.”

The story of Amanda Knox began in 2007, when a college student’s life was forever changed by a trip abroad to Italy.

Amanda’s roommate, Meredith Kercher, was found dead in the apartment they shared together. Kercher had been found with multiple stab wounds. Amanda Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted for the brutal death and sentenced to 26 years in prison.

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Last year, that ruling was overturned, according to CNN. Knox and Sollecito spent four years in prison. Tried once more in 2014, they were once again found guilty, then finally exonerated by the Italian Supreme Court in 2015.

Another man named Rudy Guede was arrested, tried, and convicted for Meredith Kercher.

The documentary includes interviews from Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito, prosecutor Giuliano Mignini, and the Daily Mail reporter Nick Pisa.

Vanity Fair spoke with the documentary’s co-director Brian McGinn about the making of the film.

“Everyone else who had reported the story had been on the outside. I wanted to look at it from the inside out.”

Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst spent five years interviewing all of the people involved in the infamous case, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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The filmmakers made it clear from the start that they would have a different approach when talking with Amanda Knox. Both McGinn and Blackhurst made it known that the interviews with Amanda Knox would not be confrontational in any way.

“It was important to form some sort of connection. We were a couple of young guys from the states. We had not experienced anything like what Amanda had gone through or, for that matter, what Magnini had gone through.

“Our goal was to let Amanda, Mignini, Sollecito and Pisa drive the conversation and reveal things about themselves.

“With that in mind, it was very different than the goal of an ABC news program with Diane Sawyer or a lot of the other public appearances Amanda had made where it was really considered a forum to discuss ‘Did you do it?’ or ‘Did you not?’ That was really never the way we came at the story.”

One of the major themes in the documentary is how a society can turn tragedy into a commodity. The filmmakers learned that people tend to make a judgment based on how they feel rather than what the facts are.

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The documentations aim was to tell the untold story. Blackhurst and McGinn were convinced that there was more to discover about the case.

“People weren’t looking past the headlines to understand what had happened. They had developed these passionate ideas of who these people were, but nobody seemed any closer to figuring out what had really happened despite the global media scrutiny.

“Previous coverage had really been led by the new click-bait journalism. We felt there was a place for the personal, human side of the story — to actually hear from the people involved.”

Five years later, their hard work and persistence paid off, and their documentary feature Amanda Knox will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 9.

The Amanda Knox documentary will be available to watch on Netflix on September 30.

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