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- Film Journal International


- New York Times

"Tense and exciting!"

- The Onion AV Club

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Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead follows two years in an extraordinary friendship: between Blecker, a law professor who supports the death penalty, and Daryl Holton, a Tennessee man who murdered his own four children.

The clips below are excerpts from the center-point of the film: Blecker's visit to Holton on death row in September 2007, seven days before the killer's scheduled execution.

Blecker wants to use this last conversation to wring from Holton his final confession - not to the crime itself, which Holton never denied, but to being wrong. Blecker wants this murderer to accept and admit he deserves to die.

Seven days to execution

I hate to call it bloodlust