Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Storry (1992)
A Film Review
Copyright Dragan Antulov 2005
In June 1985 a
The film starts few weeks before the killing when Edmund Perry (played by Curtis L. McLarin) graduates from Phillips Exeter, one of the most prestigious prep schools in America – world completely different from the mean streets of Harlem where Perry grew up and where he would end his life. The plot than goes back and time shows how young Perry, a talented and hard-working student, was fortunate enough to win scholarship for Phillips Exeter and thus escape vicious circle of poverty, drugs and violence that swallowed most of his less fortunate friends. But in Phillips Exeter Perry finds that himself torn between the worlds – his privileged white schoolmates and establishment won’t completely accept him because of his skin, while he feels alienated from his old neighbourhood.
Based on the book by Robert Sam Anson, MURDER WITHOUT MOTIVE uses this extraordinary and tragic story to deal with issues of race, class and socio-cultural stereotypes in modern
RATING: 5/10 (++)