The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (TV Miniseries)
- Original title
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
- Running time
- 44 min.
- United States
Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, Zachary Stuart-Pontier
HBO, Blumhouse Productions
TV Series. Documentary | Courtroom Drama. Crime. True Crime. TV Miniseries
- Synopsis / Plot
- Directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar® nominees behind “Capturing the Friedmans”), the six-part documentary series exposes long-buried information discovered during their seven-year investigation of a series of unsolved crimes, and the man suspected of being at its center – Robert Durst, scion of New York’s billionaire Durst family – and was made with his full cooperation.
Brilliant, reclusive and the subject of relentless media scrutiny, Durst has never spoken publicly – until now. During exclusive interviews with Jarecki, he talks with startling candor, revealing secrets of a case that has baffled authorities for 30 years. Long suspected in the 1982 disappearance of his beautiful young wife in New York, the 2000 murder of the key witness in the case in Beverly Hills, and the subsequent murder and dismemberment of a neighbor in Galveston, Tex., Durst has consistently maintained his innocence, and remains a free man today.
This unprecedented documentary event tracks Jarecki as he develops a relationship with Durst, unearthing thousands of pages of hidden documents, police files, key witnesses, never-before-seen footage and private prison recordings.
: Emmy Awards: Best Documentary or Nonfiction Series, Best Editing for Nonfiction
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