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People Are Calling This Netflix Documentary 'The Best True Crime Of The Year'

People Are Calling This Netflix Documentary 'The Best True Crime Of The Year'

We love a good true crime documentary to sink our teeth into and the latest Netflix offering, Who Killed Little Gregory? has been branded the "best true crime of the year". Now that's a statement.

The mini docu-series dropped on 20th November and is already proving popular, no doubt helped along by the fact it was one of the most famous French news stories in the eighties.

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The documentary which is split into five one-hour episodes, takes a deep dive into the unsolved murder of a young boy named Grégory Villemin who was found on 16th October, 1984 in the waters of the Vologne river in Vosges, France.

The Netflix description reads: "When their 4-year-old son is murdered, a young couple fights a twisting and arduous battle trying to identify a frustratingly elusive killer."

The series is in French, but naturally you can switch on those subtitles and still get your teeth into this mystery.

Gregory's mum and dad were left confused as suspects were dismissed one by one. (Credit: Netflix)
Gregory's mum and dad were left confused as suspects were dismissed one by one. (Credit: Netflix)
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The trailer opens on a secluded house in the French countryside that has gravel on its driveway and the voiceover says that Grégory was abducted outside his home as he played there.

As it pans to the house, the voice says that the last thing Grégory's family heard about him was a phone call from a man who said their child was in the Vologne River.

The trailer then flits to press photographing people in the street and the voiceover says that four or five people close to the family were suspects.

Next up a newsreader on screen announces a "twist" in the case, whereby two witnesses described the same person for a police sketch who they think murdered the little boy and it looks suspiciously like a family member - Grégory's second cousin - Bernard.

The house where Gregory was abducted. (Credit: Netflix)
The house where Gregory was abducted. (Credit: Netflix)

Since its release on the streaming service, viewers have been gripped by the drama of the real-life murder.

Taking to Twitter, one penned: "Best True Crime of the year: Who Killed Little Gregory on @netflix. So good. So so good.

"Who Killed Little Gregory on Netflix is the most emotional, interesting thing I've ever watched," another shared.

A third wrote: "Still thinking about that Who Killed Little Gregory show and how unbelievably bizarre everything about it is."

"Just finished Who Killed Little Gregory on Netflix," a viewer lamented. "This story is straight out of a horror movie. The investigators botched the case from the beginning.

"Could not believe one of the lead detectives described the grieving mother's attire as 'sexy'. #GregoryNetflix".

You can watch Who Killed Little Gregory on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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