A face-to-face confrontation between criminals and investigators, custody is a strategic and intuitive moment of any police enquiry.
An immersion into the heart of this decisive moment, this documentary series gives us a close-up view of these closed doors encounters that are generally seen by none but on which everything hangs. Over a two-day period, the police officers in charge of the enquiry will wage a veritable psychological war against the suspect, with one sole goal in mind: obtaining a confession.
In an authentic race against time, each episode will take us into the depths of a resolved criminal case, using police reports, interviews with the main characters – police officers, magistrates, lawyers... – and re-enactments played by actors. An original series that analyses the mechanics of confessions and renews the genre.
Direction: Thierry De Lestrade, Eléonore Rougier, Vincent De Cointet, Rémy Burkel
Production: What’s Up Films for France 5