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Netflix viewers 'left speechless' after watching true crime series that 'will blow your mind'

Dominic Smithers

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Netflix viewers 'left speechless' after watching true crime series that 'will blow your mind'

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A new gripping Netflix documentary has had viewers on the edge of their seats. Have a look why:

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Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi landed on Netflix last week and those who have seen it cannot quite believe what they've been watching.

Directed by Mark Lewis, who also made Don't F**k with Cats, the documentary centres on Emanuela Orlandi, who was a young girl who went missing almost 40 years ago.

Emanuela was one of five and took flute lessons three times a week at a music school.

However, on 22 June 1983, though she made it to her lesson, she never made it home.

The case was headline news around the world, with a number of theories linking Emanuela's believed abduction to the mafia and the Vatican, which has since denied any allegations of its involvement.

Detectives have spent decades trying to work out what happened to her, but they have never managed to reach a conclusion.

Emanuela Orlandi disappeared in 1983. Credit: Netflix
Emanuela Orlandi disappeared in 1983. Credit: Netflix

The official synopsis reads: "Rome, 1983. After leaving a music lesson, 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi vanishes — embroiling the Vatican in a decades-long mystery."

Since the series landed on the streaming site, it has been praised by viewers, who have shared their utter disbelief at the tragic tale.

While 'disgusted' by the story, many have said they were gripped by it, branding it a 'must see'.

"Just watched The Vatican Girl on Netflix. OMG. It’s left me speechless," said one. "There is no more corrupt organisation than the Vatican. And what’s worse they’re untouchable.

"I was a catholic but couldn’t ever be again. So so disgusted right now. No wonder Pell did so well there."

Another chipped in: "Just finished to watch #VaticanGirl once again the Vatican showed its dark and obscurantist face. Emanuela Orlandi's family deserves to know the truth about a girl who disappeared almost 40 years ago. The Vatican and the Pope know the truth and now it’s time to speak u."

The Vatican has denied any involvement. Credit: Netflix
The Vatican has denied any involvement. Credit: Netflix

"Y’all if you have not watched The Vatican Girl on Netflix you have to! It’s absolutely the most insane true crime documentary I’ve ever seen," put a third.

While another added: "Just finished the Vatican girl doc. An amazing doc but it is so depressing.

"Spending your whole life looking for your sister and still ending up with nothing but theories is really sad.

"They deserve to know the truth."

Speaking about the doc, Lewis said he was drawn to the story because the mysterious nature of the teenager's disappearance.

He told Variety: "It’s a story that Dan Brown could have written. It starts with a small local story of a young girl going missing on a hot summer afternoon in the middle of Rome in 1983, and then the story spirals into one involving the KGB and Cold War politics.

"So, it instinctively felt like a political thriller, and that really appealed to me."

Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi is available to watch on Netflix now.

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film, Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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