13-year-old Yara disappears on her way from the gym in a small town in Italy. Her body is found three months later and one of the biggest hunts for the killer is launched in the history of Italy, based on intricate DNA analyses. Inspired by true accounts that rocked Italy in the second decade of this century, YARA (2021, Italy) recreates the single-minded devotion of Letizia Ruggeri – the prosecutor, to arrive at the truth. Superbly directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, this no-frills account is one of the best crime detection films in recent times, playing on any platform.
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Ranjan das is a Mumbai based filmmaker and faculty.