THE documentary examining the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is coming to Netflix on June 30th.
The brutal killing was a crime that rocked both Ireland and France back in December 1996.
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Who's in the Sophie: A Murder In West Cork cast?
Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud, Sophie's only child, was 15 at the time of his mother's killing.
Pierre Louis was at the home of his paternal grandparents in the Sologne region of central France when his mother was murdered.
Pierre Louis’s father, Pierre Jean Baudey, drove from Paris to break the news to his son after learning his ex-wife had been murdered.
Pierre, now 40, now lives in France along with his wife Aurelia and two children Sophie and Louis.
Ian Bailey, the former journalist from Manchester, was investigating Sophie's murder and initially filed newspaper articles on the case until he became the prime suspect.
Bailey has always denied any role in Du Plantier's death, and was never charged in Ireland in relation to the killing.
In May 2019 he was found guilty by a French court of Du Plantier's murder.
Marguerite Bouniol is the mother of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
She recalled the horrific time after discovering her daughter had been killed.
She told the Irish Times in 2013: "I said, ‘We have to say goodbye to our daughter, her face was crushed to a pulp. They’d tried to fashion a sort of mask with make-up, but it didn’t look like Sophie.
"They had to cut her beautiful long hair, because it was matted and tangled with blood. I said, ‘That’s not my daughter.’ I couldn’t kiss her. I couldn’t even hold her hand."
Georges Bouniol is Sophie Toscan du Plantier's father.
He also told Irish Times: "We’re somewhere else. In the fog. t is a nightmare that never ends. We’ve been in a black hole for 17 years.
He added: No one slept in Sophie’s house for a year after she was murdered.I went alone the second year.
"It was hard for me, but I wanted to show we weren’t afraid of the person who killed her."
Who else will feature in the documentary?
The doc will also include interviews from residents from Schull, the town in West Cork where du Plantier was killed.
Those involved in the investigation will also feature in the three-part series.
Executive producers Suzanne Lavery and Simon Chinn said: "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."
“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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