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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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Excellent Great Documentary... 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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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Great Documentary..., 4 April 2006
Author: Alejandro Arriaga from Mexico City

Well, first of all this is a great excellent documentary. The Story is great, the characters are so interesting, the edition, the photography and the music are just perfectly blended to the story. One of the things I like the most is that the plot thickens with every new chapter. When someone is shooting a documentary, you don't really know how it will end. Jean-Xavier was the one who bet everything in this particularly story. (To be able to "see through" people, stories, situations is a talent that few people have...) I think he spent 2 years and a half with the family. He got so close with the family that one is able to see everything from inside. That's one of the secrets of this film. I can't believe that after watching 6 hours straight, I was waiting for more!!! It's a great piece of artwork... Congratulations to everyone involved in this production... Thanks for inspiring me and so many people... Rating (1 to 10) Production:9 (the production spent E$1.5) Direction: 10 Photography: 9 Edition: 10 Music: 10 Story: 10

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