Amanda Knox


"Either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing or I am you."

That's the question Amanda Knox poses to audiences in her latest foray into the spotlight, Netflix's documentary Amanda Knox.

Released on Friday, the hour-and-a-half film revisits the infamous murder case from the perspective of four crucial characters, Knox, her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, a Daily Mail journalist who covered the original case and Giuliano Mignini, the Italian prosecutor who tried the case. 

In addition to interviews with the central figures, the documentary also featured original footage from the crime scene and trial as well as additional conversations with Valter Biscotti, Rudy Guede's attorney during the trial, and forensic experts Stefano Conti and Carla Vecchiotti

"We found in making the film that so many people had been forgotten in the process of the trial," Brian McGinn, one of the film's directors and writers, told E! News of how they decided to structure the film.

"Everything became about Amanda and the title of our documentary emphasizes that, the fact that it became all about her more than the trial, but there are so many more people in this story—the prosecutor, the co-defendant and sharing this story in the first person gives an experience of this trial that takes away sensationalism."

However, despite the film's lengthy running time and the complexity of the nearly decade-old case, the project left viewers with many questions still unanswered, even with their inclusions of varying viewpoints. Here are a handful of questions we're still mulling over:  

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now

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1. Why did Raffaele lie?

In the documentary, Knox's former boyfriend at the time of the murder touches on the fact that police were pressuring him to tell the truth about Knox's whereabouts the night Meredith Kercher was killed. While he did change his story and tell police that she asked him to lie and that she had actually been out late, he doesn't explain why he suddenly made those claims. 

2. Where is Amanda today?

While she does appear throughout the film, the audience learns very little about what the project's central figure is up to today. A finale slide informs the audience that Knox has since graduated college and advocates for the wrongfully convicted, but what about her engagement to childhood friend Colin Sutherland? Has she officially moved on with boyfriend Christopher Robinson? Has she since made peace with Kercher's family? What is her relationship with Sollecito like today? 

Rudy Guede, True Crime Week


3. Who was Rudy Guede to Kercher and Knox?

Though he is the only person still serving time for his guilty sentence in the murder and his DNA was found all around the crime scene, his background, connection to the women and his role in the night felt somewhat lacking in detail in comparison to the other characters. We know that Guede said he met Kercher the night before and they went back to the apartment, but how did they meet? Where did they meet? How well did he know their male neighbors? What was his explanation for suddenly changing his story about not seeing Amanda to seeing her figure?



4. Was Patrick Lamumba unavailable for an interview?

Knox falsely accused the Italian bar owner and her former boss of killing Kercher and Lamumba was briefly arrested. However, he does not appear in the film to discuss the chain of events from his point of view. Was he weary of being involved in the documentary? How did the false accusation impact his life? 

5. Why was Nick Pisa chosen?

Social media has not taken kindly to the former Daily Mail journalist, who admitted in the documentary that speed was at times more of a priority than accuracy when reporting elements of the case. Our question is—why was he chosen as opposed to the dozens of other journalists who covered the case for years? 

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