Is this the greatest true crime story never told?

“Every Icelander knows about this case.” So begins this strange and compelling documentary feature from director Dylan Howitt, which arrives in the UK soon via the BBC’s Storyville series.

In 1974 two men vanished several months apart. Back then, Iceland was a tight knit community of around 200,000 people. Everyone knew everyone, and this infamous case – which soon became a double murder investigation – shook the entire country to its core.

Now this sensational true crime story is being told in full for the first time. Out of Thin Air comprises first-person testimony, archive footage, personal diaries, false confessions, dramatic reconstruction and wrongful convictions, the film sheds new light on one of the most shocking miscarriages of justice ever witnessed in Europe.

Out of Thin Air premieres in the UK on 14 August on BBC Four. Check out the atmospheric trailer above and let us know your thoughts @LWLies

Published 10 Jun 2017

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