Netflix announce release date for documentary on murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork

Netflix have announced details of the release of a documentary surrounding the mysterious death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork.

"Sophie: A Murder in West Cork" will look into the details of the French woman's murder in December 1996 at her rural holiday home outside Schull.

Produced by Lightbox and directed by BAFTA nominee John Dower, the documentary is set to air on the streaming platform from June 30th.

The documentary will include relatives of Sophie, residents in the Schull area and local press. Netflix have also confirmed that the man at the centre of the investigation, Ian Bailey, will also feature in the documentary. Mr. Bailey has denied any involvement in Sophie Toscan du Plantier's death.

Producers Suzanne Lavery and Simon Chinn said they hope to honour the memory of Sophie with the documentary saying, 

"Whatever actually happened on that cold December night in 1996, the story is one of a collision of worlds, cultures and characters and it was that which drew us to it. But it was meeting and gaining the trust of Sophie’s family which really gave us our purpose.

"Justice has eluded them for a quarter of a century since Sophie’s death and their main aim in cooperating with us to make this series is to do justice to her memory. We hope we have achieved that, for them."

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