The Butler Did It

1987, 08:35 minutes, colour


Who is the criminal? Who is the victim? Knocking on the vault door of Sam Spade and Phillip Marlow, The Butler Did It dissects and isolates the detective mystery movie. In a world of smoke, straight-edged razors and flickering TV, entertaining a slumped body in an armchair, the thin line of who did it and who done to is erased. There is no trenchcoat clad Humphrey Bogart to wrap up the case. The Who and by Who is for the imaginative speculation of the viewer to resolve.

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