THE MARIE BESNARD CASE

A truth still shrouded in mystery

Format: HD
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: French
Rights: All rights / Worldwide

Synopsis

Marie Besnard, a young woman born at the end of the 19th century, was suspected of being a serial killer, using poison to dispose of her victims. After 3 trials spread over more than 10 years, she was finally released in 1954 and acquitted.

Even today, the Marie Besnard’s case is still shrouded in mystery and has been the subject of books, TV shows and movies.

This documentary seeks out the witnesses who are still alive (investigators, police officers, lawyers, residents, etc...) at the very site where the case took place to help decipher the complex personality of the accused.