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"The Staircase" (2004) More at IMDbPro »"Soupçons" (original title), TV mini-series 2004-

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The Staircase -- A witness for the prosecution provides a statement that could damage Michael Peterson's defense, and expose a secret life.
The Staircase -- The defense team weighs the facts in Michael Peterson's murder trial.
The Staircase -- Peterson recounts the night of 12/9/01.
The Staircase -- Detective recounts arriving on the scene.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
June 2004 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller... See more »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
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The Daily Beast: "At the Bottom of The Staircase"
 (From Televisionary. 4 March 2013, 9:23 AM, PST)

TV highlights 04/02/2013
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 3 February 2013, 4:05 PM, PST)

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Biased and fascinating on many levels See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 21)
Ron Guerette ... Himself (8 episodes, 2004)
David Saacks ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
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Series Directed by
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Allyson Luchak .... producer (unknown episodes)
Denis Poncet .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Joel Goodman (unknown episodes)
Jocelyn Pook (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Pierre Milon (unknown episodes)
Isabelle Razavet (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jean-Pierre Bloc (unknown episodes)
Sophie Brunet (unknown episodes)
Adam Lichtenstein (unknown episodes)
Scott Stevenson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Sonda L. Rowland .... painter (unknown episodes, 2007)
 
Series Sound Department
Benoit Degornet .... dialogue recordist (8 episodes, 2004)

Christophe Moreno .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Anne-Laure François .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Tristan Jaoul .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Sébastien Wera .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade .... cinematographer: additional scenes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Christian Riffard .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Other crew
Mathias Farrugia .... subtitler: French (4 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Thanks
Christian Riffard .... thanks (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Soupçons" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
France:360 min (8 parts)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Mike Nifong, the DA involved in the Duke Lacrosse case, appears as an assistant DA in this documentary.See more »
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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Biased and fascinating on many levels, 4 June 2010
Author: lallen08 from Florida

I knew nothing about the Peterson case before watching this film obsessively over a weekend. Even with Lestrade's clearly biased presentation, I came to the same conclusion the jury did - testament to the strength of the autopsy evidence. Res ipsa loquitur - she simply could not have died from a fall down the stairs given the lacerations and the blood. And nothing to suggest that an intruder caused her death. Sure, I winced when Freda Black went on and on about the porn, as if its existence on Peterson's computer in and of itself indicates anything. But all in all it was an interesting lesson into how the skilled storyteller can skew anything towards his chosen bias. And the score was absolutely exquisite.

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