“Undercurrent” Trailer Exposes a Murder at Sea

Kim Wall's determination and writing made her one of the most respected journalists in the world. In August 2017, she got a text from a man she had trying to interview for a long time: Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen. She agreed to interview him on his homemade submarine. They left the harbor together, but she never returned.

The search for Wall and subsequent trial caused a media circus in Denmark, culminating in a life sentence for Madsen. It remains one of the most horrific crimes in Danish history. While the ordeal had already been dramatized for Danish TV, this two-part documentary will debut on American TV. Erin Lee Carr, creator of such sensational true crime docs as Mommy Dead and Dearest and I Love You, Now Die, returns to HBO after two films for Netflix.

Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall premieres on HBO on March 8.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.