Since they were announced, the two films The Girl Who Killed My Parents and The Boy Who Killed My Parents, with the stories of Suzane von Richthofen and Daniel Cravinhos, have caused controversy.
This Thursday (19), a novelty caught the public by surprise: the production, initially scheduled for theaters, will come out in streaming, on September 24th.
Metrópoles contacted Amazon Prime Video’s advisors to find out what had motivated the decision. The information was that the streaming bought the rights to the film and that the details of the negotiation would not be disclosed.
“The company does not disclose any details regarding the negotiations of productions”, says the statement.
Initially designed to debut in theaters in 2020, A Menina Que Matou os Pais and O Menino Que Meu Pais would have simultaneous screenings. However, the Covid-19 pandemic caused the film to be postponed, which has now reached streaming.
In addition to the health issue, Metrópoles found that the possibility of exhibiting the production internationally is one of the attractions of streaming. Amazon Prime Video announced that the features will be released in 240 countries and territories where the service is available.
Still, in 2020, Amazon Prime Video released, at once, four national films, at a time when theaters were closed. Thus, the following titles entered the platform’s catalog: A Gruta, No Gogó do Paulinho, Carlinhos e Carlão and Os Espetaculares.
Each feature is approximately 80 minutes long and tells a different point of view of the story of the couple Suzane von Richthofen and Daniel Cravinhos. The scripts are based on information contained in the case file that ended with the conviction of the two for the death of Suzane’s parents.
In 2002, Suzane and Daniel shocked Brazil when they pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of Manfred and Marisia von Richthofen. Throughout the films, the couple’s case and possible motives for committing this atrocity are presented. A real crime drama about one of the most brutal murder cases in the country. Released simultaneously, the two films show each other’s points of view: The Girl Who Killed the Parents is inspired by Daniel’s testimony, and The Boy Who Killed My Parents is based on Suzane’s.
Directed by Mauricio Eça and screenplays by Ilana Casoy and Raphael Montes, the films starred Carla Diaz, Leonardo Bittencourt, Allan Souza Lima, Kauan Ceglio, Leonardo Medeiros, Vera Zimmermann, Augusto Madeira, Debora Duboc, Marcelo Várzea, Fernanda Viacava, Gabi Lopes, and Taiguara Nazareth. The production is by Santa Rita Filmes in co-production with Galeria Distribuidora and Grupo Telefilms. The executive producer is Marcelo Braga, who also signs the production of the films along with Gabriel Gurman, Ricardo Constianovsky, Silvia Cruz, and Tomas Darcyl.