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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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Maha's murder mockumentary is myopic. 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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16 out of 102 people found the following review useful.
Maha's murder mockumentary is myopic., 22 March 2005
Author: cyberbrother2000 from United States

Hoping for another Academy nod, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade unsuccessfully tries to duplicate the gritty, grainy realism that won Maha productions its first Oscar.

De Lestrade's earlier cinematic critique of the US justice system, "Un Coupable Ideal," won the 2002 Academy Award for best documentary feature.

Unfortunately, Maha's second movie about a murder on a Sunday morning fails to capture any of the reality of the North Carolina murder case, and ends up being nothing short of fantasy.

The filmmaker has bent over backward to create the impression that the accused killer, Michael Peterson, is the innocent victim of a wide-spread conspiracy.

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's strangely biased movie masquerading as a real-life documentary represents a tragic fall from the honesty of his other work.

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