(UK) Atticus Hurst – fêted photographer, infamous provocateur – has been living on the after-glow of fame like a faded shock rocker clinging to the vestiges of a world that has long since moved on. Locked into a dangerously symbiotic relationship with his muse, Il Sonnambulo - an almost mythological killer - Atticus is tipped off by a mysterious, random caller (who never survives) at precisely 2:37 am the night of the killings. First on the scene he has found fortune – and infamy – photographing Il Sonnambulo’s atrocities. Over three decades he has traversed the globe documenting them all. The last seven years have been quiet for Il Sonnambulo – and Hurst – yet despite Atticus’s notoriety fading, his ambition to hunt his muse has not. Cutting through the din of empty, drug-binging anarchism, a call at 2.37am ushers Atticus back to the world of very real horror-show crime scenes, this time cropping up in London. Reluctantly enlisting help from Roberto, an ambitious hacker-turned-journalist hoping to crack the darkly glittering façade of Atticus’s celebrity, the two endeavor to track down Il Sonnambulo: a mission that confronts them with crimes of unprecedented savagery, and a haunting from Atticus’s past that he never could have imagined. As the two are drawn into the dark corners of London where the grotesque tableau are found, veritable Doré etchings of death, oblivion and futility await them. This nihilistic romp will either consecrate Hurst’s legacy or burn them both to the ground.
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