Next, Sollecito agreed to talk, as did Mignini, the man who ordered their arrest. The fact that the directors got access to all three parties is huge, and with the additions of a journalist, a pair of DNA experts, and Guede's lawyer, you've got a well-rounded doc. Through Blackhurst and McGinn's lens, we're even privy to the moment Knox learns that she is finally free -- they were in her home on the day the Supreme Court verdict was announced. When we watch Knox accept a congratulatory phone call from Sollecito, you realize that though they only spent five days together as a couple prior to Kercher's murder, they are forever bonded by being the only two people on the planet who endured eight years of flip-flopping verdicts for a crime.
The film isn't perfect: the musical choices are heavy-handed (tango beats when we're told why this was such a scintillating story, violins-under-duress when Kercher's final minutes are described), as are the visual metaphors. Mignini visits a church to remind us that true judgment happens at the pearly gates, and we last see Knox looking out onto open water -- her journey continues, and she will proceed with caution against life's waves.