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Christian Faure (The Poisoner, A Love to Hide)
Muriel Robin (The Poisoner, Captain Marleau)
2006 / Original language: French / Color / stereo
They called it the "trial of the century," the Marie Besnard Affair - or the incredible story of one of the most infamous "Black Widow" serial killers.
In the wake of swelling rumors in a small French town after World War II, a prominent citizen suddenly became "The Witch of Loudun," being accused of having poisoned her husband and 11 other people.
After being brought to trial no less than three times in 10 years, Marie Besnard finally walked free .
Was Marie Besnard guilty or innocent ?
December 2011: 50 years ago, Marie Besnard, suspected of being one of the biggest serial killers of all time, was acquitted.