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Murder on a Sunday Morning

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Murder on a Sunday Morning

Murder on a Sunday Morning
Directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
Produced by Denis Poncet
Music by Hélène Blazy
Cinematography Isabelle Razavet
Edited by Pascal Vernier
Ragnar Van Leyden
Distributed by Direct Cinema (video)
Release dates
  • September 14, 2001 (2001-09-14) (United States)
  • February 26, 2003 (2003-02-26) (France)
Running time 111 minutes
Country France
United States
Language English

Murder on a Sunday Morning (French: Un coupable idéal) is a documentary film by French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. Its subject is the Brenton Butler case, a criminal case in which a fifteen-year-old boy was wrongfully accused of murder. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002.[1]

Brenton Butler was arrested and tried for the 2000 murder of a tourist in Jacksonville, Florida. The prosecution's case relied heavily upon a positive identification made by the victim's husband, and on Butler's confession, which the teen claimed was coerced. The film follows Butler's defense team building their case for his innocence.

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  1. ^ "Murder on a Sunday Morning". The New York Times: Movies. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 

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