In 1970 long time criminal Frank Koeller kills two people.
However, instead of making the arrest, NYPD inexplicably
declares Frank dead and closes the case. Almost three
decades later a partially obsessed NYPD detective Andy
Rosenzweig manages to reopen the double homicide case and
arrest the now elderly killer.
A COLD CASE is based on a true story. There is no action
to this tale, but the way that Philip Gourevitch manages to
get inside the minds of the two prime players, Koeller and
Rosenzweig, is incredible. This character study will
provide insight to the inner turmoil of a veteran cop and
the convoluted logic of a lifetime felon and murderer. As
Rosenzweig asks 'Who speaks for the dead'? Obviously not
the Lorax or even most of society, but individuals like Mr.
Gourevitch and Mr. Rosenzweig certainly do.