False Confessions

Would you confess to a crime you did not commit?

False Confessions

Would you confess to a crime you did not commit?

Each year innumerable American suspects do, and experts say that trained interrogators can get anybody to confess to anything. Defense attorney Jane Fisher-Byrialsen is determined to put an end to interrogation techniques that all too often pressure innocent people into false confessions that lead to prison cells. False Confessions tells the story of four false confession cases that Jane is fighting. Through these personal stories, the film looks at the psychological aspect of why people end up confessing to crimes they have not committed and the consequences of these confessions – for those accused, for their families and for society at large.

Director: Katrine Philp
Producer: Katrine Sahlstrøm (GCP)
Producer: Lies Buchtmann (GBF)
DOP: Adam Morris Philp (DFF), Talib Rasmussen (DFF)
Editors: Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen, Signe Rebekka Kaufmann, Malte Hadeler (GBF)
Sound: Mike Presta
Executive Producer: Reinhardt Beetz
Executive Producer: Eric Friedler (NDR), Boris Benjamin Bertram, Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Jason Flom (TBC)
Production Manager (NDR): Daniel Buresch
Assistant Producers: Signe Skov Thomsen, Maria Helga Stürup
Consulting Producers: Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements
Editorial consultation: Mary Manhardt, Adam Nielsen
Music: Jonas Colstrup (Komposition) mit Josefine Opsahl (Chello) und Katrine Grarup Elbo (Violine)
Sound Design: Peter Albrechtsen
Drone: Demian Neufeld (DRKHRSE)
Grafic Design: Torsten Høgh Rasmussen

Tv2 (Denmark)
Dansk Skuespillerforbund
DFI Produktion
Tv2 Produktion
Miller/Packan foundation
Good Company Pictures
Women Make Movie
Gebrueder Beetz Filproduktion


good company pictures gebrueder beetz filmproduktion


TV2 NDR yes.docu NRK VGTV


Danish Film Institute
  • False Confessions

    13 November 2018 at 10:45 pm

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    14 November 2018 at 2:10 am