Blue Caprice is inspired by the Beltway sniper attacks during which two men, John Muhammed and Lee Malvo, conducted a siege of terror on the Washington, D.C., area. Their method: a series of random shootings in public places. Their weapon: a sniper rifle, fired from the trunk of a blue Chevrolet Caprice. The film investigates the genesis of those horrific events from the point of view of the two shooters, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America.
Marked by captivating performances, lyrical camerawork, and a fractured structure, Blue Caprice documents the mechanisms that lead its subjects to embrace physical violence. Eschewing the conventional approach familiar to the genre, director Alexandre Moors utilizes a formidable cinematic lexicon to concoct a harrowing psychological exploration of the two cold-blooded killers that will make a forceful impact on audiences that remains long after the lights come up. - T.G.
About the Director
Growing up in the suburbs of Paris, Alexandre Moors was active in the graffiti scene while studying fine art at the renowned École nationale supérieur des Arts Décoratifs. After moving to New York in 1998, Moors began directing high-concept short films and music videos. He recently codirected, with Kanye West, the experimental short film Cruel Summer, which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two daughters, and countless cats.
Cast and Credits
Director: Alexandre Moors
Screenwriters: R. F. I. Porto, Alexandre Moors
Executive Producers: Hilary Stabb, Jonathan Gray, Isaiah Washington, Charles Parlato
Producers: Isen Robbins, Aimee Schoof, Ron Simons, Stephen Tedeschi, Kim Jackson, Alexandre Moors, Will Rowbotham, Brian O'Carroll
Cinematographer: Brian O'Carroll
Principal Cast: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Joey Lauren Adams, Tim Blake Nelson, Cassandra Freeman, Leo Fitzpatrick
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