Rated PG-13 for some intense thematic elements, including an execution scene.
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations
Overwiew :In 1932, America was captivated by a shocking crime--the kidnapping and accidental death of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh's infant child. CRIME OF THE CENTURY, a dramatization of the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann (Stephen Rea), who was charged with the kidnapping, asserts that Hauptmann (sentenced to death for the crime) was, in fact, innocent. Based on Ludovic Kennedy's book THE AIRMAN AND THE CARPENTER, the film showcases deeply moving portrayals of Hauptmann and his wife (Isabella Rossellini) and fascinating, if sometimes cynically brutal, depictions of the men who hunt down Hauptmann, including Colonel Norman Schwarzkopf Sr. (J.T. Walsh). Director Mark Rydell fashions a riveting drama from Kennedy's book that is enhanced by stellar acting performances and an eerie but moving score.