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The Staircase

  • Ended
  • 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • 42 mins
  • France
  • English
  • Documentary

Soupçons is a 2004 French television miniseries by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade documenting the trial of Michael Peterson, accused of murdering his wife.

Following from de Lestrade's Oscar-winning Murder on a Sunday Morning, filming began soon after Peterson's indictment. Camera crews were given access to the accused's extended family, the defense attorneys, and to the court room. The film features a brief appearance by Mike Nifong, a future figure in the Duke lacrosse case, working with the team prosecuting Peterson.

An abbreviated version of the film was broadcast on the American news show Dateline NBC.

The BBC featured an interview with Lestrade in 2005.

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