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A discussion in partnership with Aarhus Series Industry Conference (Denmark).

The series Laëtitia is based on a true story. The "true crime" genre, inspired by real events, is very successful in France and around the world. But it raises the question of ethics. How much of it is fact and how much is fiction in a series "based on a true story"? How can you create an interesting scenario based on facts without falling into fiction? And how to respect the bereaved relatives of the victims? Meeting with Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, scriptwriter and director and Antoine Lacomblez, co-writer, moderated by Ene Katrine Rasmussen, Head of Creative Europe / MEDIA office Denmark

Eighteen-year-old Laetitia has disappeared. Her overturned scooter was found in the early morning, just in front of her house. Very quickly the police investigations will reconstruct the young girl’s last hours, leading to the arrest of Tony Meilhon. But while they are certain that they have identified the responsible, the investigators still can’t find the body. This story follows the repercussions on Laetitia’s family, above all on her twin sister Jessica, but also on the working of the police force, the social services, and the judicial system, and even on the Government. Based on real events.

Directed by: Jean-Xavier De Lestrade Written by: Antoine Lacomblez & Jean-Xavier De Lestrade Inspired by the book: Laetitia written by Ivan Jablonka... Production: CPB Films, L'ïle Clavel Co Producers: France Télévisions - Be-Films / R.T.B.F. - Pictanovo Broadcaster: France 2