Broadcasting of LAETITIA on RTBF !
Wednesday, January 29th, RTBF will broadcast the first two episodes of Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's series, LAETITIA.
Based on Ivan Jablonka's novel « Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes » - © Editions du Seuil / Editions du Point -, this 6 episodes series puts the light on the tragic event that happened on the night of January 18th-19th 2011, at Bernerie en Retz, near Pornic in western France, 18-year-old Laëtitia Perrais was the victim of a brutal and horendous crime. Exploiting the theme of the «Angel and the Monster», the press immediately made the case front page news and a transfixed public turned the victim into an icon.
Pitch: 18-year-old Laetitia is missing. Her scooter was found on its side just in front of the house in the early hours. When the gendarmes look into the affair, they very -quickly piece together the young woman’s final hours. The investigators arrest the perpetrator, but while they are sure of Tony Meilhon’s guilt, they cannot find the body. Because of this distressing state of affairs, we examine both the consequences for Laëtitia’s family – above all her twin sister Jessica – and also the action taken by the authorities: on the one hand, a meticulous search for the truth conducted by the investigating judge and the Nantes public prosecutor; on the other, the President of the French Republic of the day, Nicolas Sarkozy, who accuses the officials of laxity and does his best to whip up public indignation in the hope of gaining political benefits.
Casting : Marie Colomb, Sophie Breyer, Yannick Choirat, Sam Karmann, Alix Poisson, Kevin Azaïs, Noam Morgensztern de la Comédie française, Clotilde Mollet, Cyril Descours, Guillaume Marquet...
Screenplay and dialogues : Antoine Lacomblez and Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
Produced by Judith Louis et Jean Labib
A production CPB Films, L’Ile Clavel - In coproduction with France Télévisions
In coproduction with BE-Films, RTBF et Pictanovo - With the support of Région Hauts-de-France
With the participation of TV5Monde and RTS
Broadcasting : Wednesday January 29th I Episod 1/6 : 20h15 I Episod 2/6 : 21h05