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The Poisoner

Marie Besnard, l'empoisonneuse

MINI SERIES 2 x 91'
Drama

EMMY AWARDS 2007: Best Actress. The incredible story of the most infamous alleged "Black Widow" serial killers.
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Directed by

Christian Faure (The Poisoner, A Love to Hide)

Starring

Jean-Yves Chatelais
Mado Maurin
Mélanie Bernier
Muriel Robin (The Poisoner, Captain Marleau)

Production

Ramona Productions

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.

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Emmy Awards 2007
Best Actress



Luchon Film Festival 2007
Prize for best-rated television drama


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Huge audience success : more than 11.6 million viewers seduced!

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Available in :

Spanish

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