Monster: The Josef Fritzl Story is a short (48 minutes) documentary on Josef Fritzl, that 72 y/o German man who locked one of his daughters in a basement and kept her there for 24 years, raping her; fathering 7 children with her. To the outside world he was a successful entrepreneur, and a married man with a few good friends - both of which were apparently totally unaware of his secret life.
It's a morbid story, though the documentary itself leaves a bit to be desired. The interviews are often vague and non-specific, and while the narrative plays the film often zooms in on random objects and sceneries that have nothing to do with said narration. If you've read about this in the news, you'll probably know most of the story already.
We do get a few phrases from Josef himself, and from the daughter, and interviews with those who knew him, but it still feels a bit incomplete. Or maybe there's just not that much to tell? For such an unimaginable crime, it feels there should've been more.
rated 2/5: decent