The Staircase

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen, whose body was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the stairway of their home. Granted unusual access to Peterson's lawyers, home and immediate family, de Lestrade's cameras capture the defense team as it considers its strategic options. "The staircase" is an engrossing look at contemporary American justice that features more twists than a legal bestseller. Written by Julie Pouillon

Genre: Documentary,Crime,Drama

Released: 2018

Duration: 629 min

Rating: 7.9

Actor: Michael Peterson,David Rudolf,Ron Guerette,Tom Maher,Bill Peterson,Freda Black,Jim Hardin,Arthur Holland,Todd Peterson,Margaret Ratliff,Martha Ratliff,Clayton Peterson,Patricia Peterson,Caitlin Atwater,Bettye Blackwell,Lori Campbell,Kellie Colgan,Margie Fargo,Shirley Ferrell,Charlene Gill,Keith Hall