After the finale of ” Game Of Thrones ” Emilia Clarke tried again and again to expand her acting repertoire. This is also the case in the thriller ” Above Suspicion “, which can now be streamed via Netflix . The film, which is based on the book Above Suspicion: An Undercover FBI Agent, an Illicit Affair, and a Murder of Passion by Joe Sharkey, follows the murder of Susan Smith by FBI agent Mark Putnam.
The case is one of the biggest scandals of the 1980s in the United States because it is the first confirmed murder committed by an FBI agent. Even if Philipp Noyce ‘s film (“The Hour of the Patriots”, “Salt”) was quickly forgotten, the incident proves gripping and interesting enough to warrant a look at “Above Suspicion”.
That’s what “Above Suspicion” is about
Mark Putnam ( Jack Huston from “Boardwalk Empire”) is a newly married FBI agent who is assigned to the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. In the isolated small town, single, drug-addicted mother Susan Smith ( Emilia Clarke ) dreams of finally escaping, but her brutal husband ( Johnny Knoxville ) keeps bringing her back to earth.
When Susan meets the handsome FBI agent, he recruits her as an informant and even soon offers her a way out of the sadness of her life. The two quickly become much closer than planned and become entangled in an illicit affair that no one is allowed to find out about. But the starting signal for a catastrophe has already been given and at the end of the affair Mark Putnam becomes a murderer…
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