A psychological-thriller in the haunting tradition of films like Taxi Driver and Monster, The Grief Tourist takes us into the chilling labyrinth of a man’s dark hobby and his even darker mind. Jim Tahana doesn’t leave much of an impression when he passes you by.
But look closer and you’ll sense his hunger – the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul – always scanning to devour something – anything that might fill the searing, unexplained void within him. Jim obsesses over the hobby that has been part of his DNA since he was a young boy: grief tourism – the act of traveling with the intent to visit places of tragedy or disaster.
Every year his week-long vacations from work are spent going to grief tourist locations in the lives of different serial killers he is fascinated with.
This years obsession is Carl Marznap, a mass murder from New Orleans, Louisiana. But this trip is no ordinary vacation as Jim’s rancid sexual impulses and weakening grip on reality deteriorate into a violent despair that will ultimately unlock an unspeakable secret festering within him, bringing The Grief Tourist to it’s brutal and shocking finale.
Premiär: 23 augusti 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Regi: Suri Krishnamma
Skådisar: Michael Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Suzanne Quast
Manus: Frank John Hughes