The Playboy Murderer

7:30pm Friday, July 9 on C4

The fifth run of the First Cut strand, presenting bold, bright and original films by up-and-coming directors, returns with Rachel Williams’ film on the playboy murderer, Thanos Papalexis. In the space of a year this Gatsby-like Brit went from hosting fundraising parties for US President Bill Clinton to being convicted of the brutal murder of 56-year-old Charalambos Christodoulides, because he unwittingly stood in the way of a property deal. The story of ambition, vanity, adultery and murder is revealed, from the public schools of London to Florida’s millionaire’s row in Palm Beach.

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