What He Did Trailer (2016)
Trailer for What He Did.
In 1988, emerging Danish playwright Jens Michael Schau killed his partner of 13 years, the acclaimed author Christian Kampmann, in a fit of jealous rage. The scandal gripped the nation as Schau pleaded guilty and accepted his prison sentence. Now released, Schau is a remorseful recluse who fears the gaze of friends he and Kampmann once shared. Under the weight of his conscience, he has never broken his silence about his horrifying act, until now. Acclaimed filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen spent five years crafting this startling intimate study of how an essentially good person could descend into such mad tragedy. Two enthralling stories emerge, one about Rasmussen's own attempts to forge a trust with the highly skittish Schau, and the second focused on a gripping stage play about the murder. What results is a thoroughly unique work of theatre documentary that ponders if true forgiveness can ever be found.