True Crime Tuesdays: Killing for Love


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Mar 6, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:130 min
Country Listing:Germany
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Karin Steinberger
Marcus Vetter
Cinema Extra
Featuring:Jens Soering
Cast:Daniel Brühl
Imogen Poots


Young lovers Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom were arrested in London in 1986 for cheque fraud—only to arouse suspicion when their love letters linked them to the gruesome murder of Elizabeth’s parents a year prior in Bedford County, Virginia. Extradited to the U.S., both have been in jail ever since, but Jens maintains he plead guilty to the murders out of love for Elizabeth, and to save her from the electric chair. Killing for Love reveals all the bizarre twists and turns of this dark love story, featuring actors Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots reading the chilling letters.

Co-directors Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger will participate in a post-screening Q&A with film critic and author Geoff Pevere.

Co-presented by Toronto True Crime Film Festival.

Additional Information

True Crime Tuesdays: All is not what it seems in this six-film series, all accompanied by special guest discussions.

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