Netflix’s true-crime documentary My Daughter’s Killer was released on the streaming service on July 12, 2022.
Netflix has released its latest crime thriller My Daughter’s Killer, where we follow the story of a devoted father who struggles for decades to bring his daughter’s killer to justice. This terrifying saga takes us through France and Germany, desperately seeking justice for a 14-year-old girl who tragically lost her life.
There is strong interest in the crime and murder genre, with Netflix, Amazon and other streaming sites creating documentaries for our growing viewing needs. Fortunately, and unfortunately, there are hundreds of interesting stories out there, and this one is heartbreaking and fascinating.
The documentary centers on André Bamberski’s fight for justice in the 1980s, when his daughter was killed and legal proceedings were overturned. This story is emotional, powerful and frustrating. Kalinka Bamberski was only 14 when she was murdered in 1982 in Lindau, Germany. We are led to believe that she was killed by her stepfather Dieter Krombach, who has always maintained his innocence. He was arrested but released for lack of evidence. Evidence, we learn, that has been deliberately suppressed. André was so upset that he put up signs in the neighborhoods pointing to Dieter, who then sued him for defamation.
The first part of the documentary takes you to see a desperate father who is looking for some reason for his daughter’s death, because he won’t accept natural causes, and I thought Andre was really looking for answers that weren’t maybe- not be there. Then, as the documentary continues, you follow the story of the stepfather and his corruption and really encourage Andre to find and uncover the truth. Dieter was a seedy, scary, manipulative man who took advantage of people. He was a doctor by profession and numerous victims have spoken out against him, with allegations of sexual assault and rape. Here you can decide if you think he was responsible for the death of his stepdaughter.
Later, André paid kidnappers to bring Dieter to France where he could be properly extradited. This raises questions, can we do evil to do good things? Is it worth doing something illegal, horrible, in order to potentially get a good result? It’s a difficult story that will leave you with mixed feelings and emotions as you try to see all sides. This documentary will make you question your morality, and wonder what you are capable of doing for your children?
Like most crime documentaries, we have interviews with family, friends, police, investigators, lawyers and reporters at the time, all giving insight and opinion on what happened. and how Andre navigated and made choices to try to find justice. What’s really important and interesting to watch is that André himself is in the documentary, telling us about his personal experience, thoughts and emotions at that time. We really do get first-class insight into this tragic story.
At one hour and twenty-four minutes, you can definitely get your crime spree watching this documentary. For me, this is the story of a passionate father who needed answers but tried to get them in a way that made him a criminal. So, is there really justice? I really enjoyed watching this documentary. It’s a sad story with an emotional pulse and well worth watching.
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