WEST COAST PREMIERE
One of the most shocking events of the last two decades of the 20th century. SK1 is French police slang for “Serial Killer 1,” the codename given in the 1990s to a rapist and murderer who preyed on young women in Paris. Nicknamed “The Beast of Bastille,” the culprit, later identified as Guy Georges, was not the country’s first serial killer, though he was the first to be caught via DNA analysis.
Writers: Frédéric Tellier, David Oelhoffen,
Director: Frédéric Tellier
Running time: 120 min.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Language: French | English subtitles
Rating: R for Mature Audiences
Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Nathalie Baye, Olivier Gourmet
FESTIVALS: France: Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême, Arras Film Festival; USA, Rendezvous with French Cinema, New York
“The procedural side of the decade long manhunt takes a front seat to everything else in writer-director Frederic Tellier’s gripping period thriller, which stars the debonair Raphael Personnaz (The French Minister) as an obsessive detective who finds his personal and professional lives upended by the case.” The Hollywood Reporter
Trailer (no subtitles): https://vimeo.com/112051950