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Netflix Announce New Docuseries On One Of Ireland’s Most Famous Murders

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

03:38 19 May 2021


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Sophie: A Murder in West Cork

Netflix have announced a brand new documentary series about one of Ireland's most famous murders.

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork will examine the murder of French documentary producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, in 1996.

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Sophie’s brutal murder in one of the most beautiful and remote regions of Ireland shocked the country in 1996.

Over the next two and a half decades, the story became a national obsession in both Ireland and France.

With access both to the victim's family and those involved in the story, the series unravels this extraordinary story.

Netflix says it offers a unique window into the ongoing battle to find justice for Sophie.

Sophie’s family contributed to the making of the three part series, including her son Pierre-Louis Baudey.

The residents of the small Cork town of Schull and the local press also contributed.

Executive producers Suzanne Lavery and Simon Chinn released a statement.

They said, 'Whatever actually happened on that cold December night in 1996, the story is one of a collision of worlds, cultures and characters and it was that which drew us to it.'

'But it was meeting and gaining the trust of Sophie’s family which really gave us our purpose.'

They continued, 'Justice has eluded them for a quarter of a century since Sophie’s death and their main aim in cooperating with us to make this series is to do justice to her memory.'

'We hope we have achieved that, for them.'

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork drops 30th June.


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