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Synopsis

A documentary, a drama, a story of myth and murder. Wanted is a weird, wilderness, western, set in the Dakota Badlands, where the last herd of buffalo cross the paths of beat-up pick up trucks smuggling bootleg whiskey onto the rez'. This is the mysterious world of the tribal cop, where DNA and dreams are accorded equal value in the hunt for a killer, where mere facts are not enough. This is the story of their loves, lives, work and the mysterious case of the Rapid Creek deaths.

The facts are clear - in a little over 18 months, 8 corpses have been dragged out of a creek. Suspecting race hate as a motive, the Sioux Indians are living in fear.

Intelligent, stylish and unconventional, Wanted is a feature length real life drama that uses both documentary and fiction techniques, as well as the latest digital film technology to combine film and digital video.

As the Sam Peckinpah quote at the beginning of the film alludes to, the clinical facts contained in purist documentary often fall short of the moral truth of a situation. It seems that nowhere is this truer than on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where Wanted was shot.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
105 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Kim Hopkins
Producer
Mark Blaney, Werner Dütsch
Editor
Simon Ardizzone
Director of Photography
Kim Hopkins
Sound
Lucy Pickering
Music
Erik Windrich

Production Company

Footprint Films

http://www.footprintfilms.co.uk

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Company

Footprint Films

http://www.footprintfilms.co.uk