How the snake influenced Dasha Nekrasova’s Jeffrey Epstein horror film
Netflix The snake and Dasha Nekrasova The scary sixty-first have something in common – besides focusing on Charles Sobhraj and Jeffrey Epstein, two men best known for terrorizing women. Both projects feature Nekrasova, who made her directorial debut and also stars in The scary, a horror film about the house once occupied by Epstein, the convicted sex offender who committed suicide in prison in 2019.
In The snake, who is now streaming on Netflix, she plays one of Sobhraj’s murder victims, Connie Jo Broznich – and she says filming The snake actually influenced the storyline of The scary one.
She said Filmmaker that she was flying back and forth to Thailand for The snake while writing the script of The scary.
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“I spent a lot of time in Thailand for work, and it was very informative about my perspective on human trafficking and global inequalities in a very vivid way,” she said. Filmmaker. “But also, the influence of jet lag is also present in the script, and that’s why the sense of time is so strange. The movie is actually only three days long, but the way it’s written isn’t as clear as there is so much psychedelic drug footage. It’s a very contained script, but the logic of it is very quirky. “
The plot of The scary follows Noelle (Madeline Quinn) and Addie (Betsey Brown), who are lucky in a cheap, fully furnished duplex on the Upper East Side that’s full of an odd grand piano in the main room. But there are ominous clues from the unit’s past: scratches on a wall, stains on a mattress, rotten food in the fridge. A mysterious stranger (Nekrasova) appears and tells Noelle that the apartment once belonged to Epstein. Then Addie begins to show strange behavior.
You can read our full interview with Nekrasova here.
Please note that the following contains spoilers on The snake.
The snake details the real-life crimes of Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim), including the murder of Nekrasova’s character, Broznich.
The real Broznich was a 29-year-old American tourist who had previously studied radiology at Stanford and was on her way to Kathmandu in Nepal after her husband died of a drug overdose, according to SFGate. She and her traveling companion, the Canadian Laurent Carrière, were murdered by Sobhraj in 1975.
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According to the credits at the end of the series: “In November 2004, he [Sobhraj] was sentenced by a Nepalese court to life imprisonment for the murder of Connie Jo Broznich in December 1975. Sobhraj lost two appeals against this conviction. In 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that he had not received a fair trial. In 2014, a Nepalese court found Sobhraj guilty of the murder of Laurent Carrière, also in December 1975. He was sentenced to an additional 20 years. Sobhraj did not contest this conviction. In December 2020, he remained imprisoned in Kathmandu.
In the dramatized version of what happened to Broznich in The snake, Sobraj meets Broznich (Nekrasova) and Carrière (Benjamin Braz) on a trip to Nepal seeking to accumulate money the only way they know how – by making people trust them, then stealing their money. money and their passports.
In the show, Sobhraj lures the young couple to a secluded mountain in the name of tourism, where he then brutally murders them, stealing their money and some gems. In real life, according to SFGate, the bodies of Broznich and Carrière were found badly burned in a field outside Kathmandu in December 1975.
The snake is now streaming on Netflix. The scary sixty-first was picked up by Shudder for SVOD rights in North America, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and Utopia picked up the remaining rights and will release the film in theaters and digitally later this year. , according to Deadline.