Missing: Dead or Alive? A documentary series with excellent staging that will be a real treat for true crime and police investigation lovers. You can criticize whether you like or dislike these gruesome themes of disappearances, investigations, and somewhat morbid gossip, but the series is everything lovers of the genre could hope for.
About the series
A series that follows agents in North Carolina searching for missing persons. If you’re interested, you’re going to love it, because you can follow, along with the agents, the clues, interrogations and so on… almost as if you were there and the viewer took part in the scene itself.
It’s not a great production and it won’t go down in the history of documentary approach, but it’s a series that perfectly achieves the objectives with which it was conceived: to give a totally objective view of the investigation and make the viewer participate.
Another thing is whether you like the genre, which has as many (active) detractors as (silent) fans.
A lot of handheld cameras, but also a lot of style and intentions in terms of narrative. It doesn’t just put the camera somewhere and record, but uses it to set the mood, pacing it with the editing and stylizing the whole thing with the music.
Almost a thriller made into a documentary, half a documentary turned into a thriller.
The setting, something of the sort of Central America in a The Silence of the Lambs style. There are no recreations, but they want to seem so in their rhythm and treatment, very cinematographic at times, very documentary at others.
Missing: Dead or Alive? is probably one of the best in its genre.
We insist, in terms of its genre.
May 10, 2023
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Missing: Dead or Alive?
Name: Missing: Dead or Alive?
Description: Follow officers from a South Carolina sheriff’s department as they urgently search for individuals who've disappeared under troubling circumstances.
Country: United States