WATCH: Netflix release trailer for documentary on Sophie Toscan du Plantier case
Netflix have released the trailer for their highly anticipated documentary surrounding the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork.
The streaming service is set to release the documentary series titled Sophie: A Murder in West Cork on the 30th of June.
The documentary examines one of Ireland’s most famous murders, that of French documentary producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, in Schull in 1996, and includes exclusive contributions from members of Sophie’s family including her son Pierre-Louis Baudey, parents George and Marguerite Bouniol, uncle, Jean Pierre Gazeau, aunt Marie Madeleine Opalka, and her cousin, Frédéric Gazeau, who also serves as an associate producer on the series. It also includes interviews with suspect Ian Bailey, residents from Schull and the local press, who are all close to the story.
The three part series is produced by Simon Chinn who won an Oscar for his work on Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire and is directed by BAFTA nominee John Dower.
Speaking about the documentary, executive producer Suzanne Lavery said, “In making this documentary we wanted to honour Sophie, her family and that rural community in the South West of Ireland. Even now, I find it genuinely astonishing that something so terrible could have happened not just to a woman who appeared to have such a gilded life but in such a beautiful place and to a community that prided itself on its peacefulness, its safety and inclusivity. It’s what drew Sophie there. What does seem so tragic, is that Sophie’s perfect escape turned out to be where she lost her life. And the shock of it still reverberates in that community 25 years later. It’s been our privilege to explore who she was and to bring that to the audience. We hope we have done her justice.”