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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 

Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon, Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.
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Top Rated TV #58 | Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Himself (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Robert Durst (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Susan Berman (3 episodes, 2015)
Dick Deguerin ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Seymour Durst (3 episodes, 2015)
Kevin J. Hynes ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Herself (3 episodes, 2015)
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A groundbreaking six-part documentary directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar nominated behind "Capturing the Friedmans (2003)") delves into the strange history of real estate heir Robert Durst, long suspected in the still-unsolved 1982 disappearance of his wife as well as the subsequent murders of family friend Susan Berman and neighbor Morris Black. It features an extended, revealing interview with Durst himself, with whom Jarecki developed a unique relationship following the release of "All Good Things (2010)", Jarecki's 2010 feature about Durst's life starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. "The Jinx" results from nearly a decade of research by the filmmakers, who expose police files, key witnesses, never-before-seen footage, private prison recordings, and thousands of pages of formerly hidden documents. Written by Jwelch5742

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8 February 2015 (USA)  »

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Az elátkozott: Robert Durst halálos élete  »

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Robert Durst used Doe-Eyed contact lenses during the filming of the documentary to make him appear innocent like a baby dear. See more »


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Well structured and compelling documentary.
16 May 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a documentary which follows Andrew Jarecki, as he pulls together the story of Robert Durst, who is suspected of killing his wife along with two others.

Robert Durst is part of the Durst family, a prominent property investment force in New York. Andrew Jarecki interviews Robert Durst extensively, along with other key players. He and his team are party to the uncovering of new evidence for these old crimes.

Amazingly, the tension is built and sustained then built again and again - I am sure whether to congratulate Andrew Jarecki as incredibly lucky for the revelations he gets to reveal, or his mastery as a film maker.

I believe that this series is a rare combination of both.

Highly recommended.


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