Stillwater (2021)
August 10, 2021 8:27 PM - Subscribe

Bill Baker, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, Allison, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.
posted by DevilsAdvocate (4 comments total)
I was on the fence about seeing this, but was pleasantly surprised. It's less action-oriented and more character-driven than the trailer led me to believe.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:30 PM on August 10, 2021

Apparently, no one associated with this ever contacted the woman whose real story this is very closely based on. She's being interviewed on 1A right now. Needless to say, she's not exactly happy about the liberties they took.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:31 AM on August 11, 2021 [7 favorites]

There's a thread on the blue about it.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:12 AM on August 11, 2021 [3 favorites]

Have you seen the movie, Thorzdad? I haven't yet, but from what I've read, it really doesn't sound like it's "the story of Amanda Knox". It seems to be about Bill Baker (Damon's character, the dad) and the consequences of him blundering in, thinking he's Liam Neeson in Taken. Just the description in the NYT article made me wonder if they're writing a metaphor for US foreign policy.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 10:25 PM on August 11, 2021

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