Recently Netflix released Sundance success story I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Any More, the debut feature from writer and actor Macon Blair. We saw the film out in Park City and loved it,  and the distribution on Netflix ensured that a far wider audience was given access to it. They, and Amazon, have stepped firmly into the mid-budget range, picking up independent films which used to be set for the specialist divisions of the big studios. Today Netflix have released a trailer for one of their recent acquisitions – Small Crimes, from director E. L. Katz.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau leads the film alongside Blair, who also co-wrote the adaptation of David Zeltserman’s novel. If you’ve not seen Katz’s 2013 Cheap Thrills you’re in for a real treat, and this looks like a fine follow up. The film follows the spiraling confluence of unfortunate events following the release from prison of a disgraced former cop.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in E. L. Katz’s Small Crimes – coming to Netflix next month.

The trailer gives a great indication of what’s coming with this one. These smaller films are often where the most interesting storytellers work, and with Katz and Blair behind it we’re in for a treat. Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster and Molly Parker also star.

Check out the trailer below, and catch up with Small Crimes when it hits Netflix on April 28th.

Small Crimes Trailer

Small Crimes Synopsis

After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind—in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much.