In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.
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Executive producer / writer Sarah Polley
first tried to acquire the rights to the novel Alias Grace when the book came out in 1996. It took Sarah Polley a little over 20 years to bring this miniseries to its fruition. See more
When Grace is beside Mary's bed, just before the cemetery scene, the 'corpse' can be seen gently breathing (torso moving). See more