The question makes no sense and yet The Staircase keeps inviting us to ask embarrassing, irrational questions.
If the title of The Staircase feels naggingly familiar, that’s because it’s also the title of a documentary series based on the exact same crime.
Firth plays Michael Peterson, a guy easily frustrated by the act of tying his tie, which has a stain on it.
Every scene in The Staircase is designed to be read two ways, which means a viewer is always watching for both meanings.
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