Netflix Release Trailer For Sophie: A Murder In West Cork

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Netflix have released the first trailer for the new documentary Sophie: A Murder in West Cork.

This three part series will examine the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. The French documentary producer was murdered in Schull, Co Cork in 1996. 

This series was filmed in both France and Ireland. It was directed by BAFTA nominee John Dower and it will include contributions from Sophie Toscun du Plantier's family, including her parents George and Marguerite Boinol and her son Pierre-Louis Baudley. Residents from Schull and some local press will also feature on this three-part series. 

"I'm a great believer in ensemble filmmaking with a large cast of storytellers, because a story is never simple", Dower said. 

"You need all those different takes and angles to get to the richer, more compelling stories. I also always look for people who have genuinely lived the story we are telling". 

"We wanted to honour Sophie"

Oscar winning producer for Man on Wire and Searching for Sugarman, Simon Chinn is an executive producer for the film, alongside Suzanne Lavery. 

"In making this documentary we wanted to honour Sophie, her family and that rural community in the South West of Ireland", Lavery said. 

"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", she continued. "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", Lavery added. "And the shock of it still reverberates in that community 25 years later". 

Sophie: A Murder In West Cork will be released on June 30. 

Check out the trailer below. 



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