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The Only Truth

USA (MIFF 2002, Eyeball to Eyeball 2: Errol Morris Returns)

Director: Errol Morris

When Murry Richman loses a client it's usually to an ice-pick or a shotgun. As a young defender he gravitated to exclusive bars and casinos in search of big money clients. He found himself specialising in representing the goons and enforcers of the New York Mafia. Richman has convinced juries that a man, stabbed by his client seven times, kept accidentally falling on the knife. Another jury believed him when he explained that a Mob boss caught standing in front of a blazing restaurant with two empty petrol cans was the victim of car trouble. Richman, moving with the times, now represents gangster rappers.

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