UnbelievableUnbelievable (2019)

Dark Souls, today’s appointment is with a true crime mini-series focused on difficult themes such as abuse and the pursuit of truth within the judicial system.
The mini-series is indeed based on the 2015 article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape”, about the cases of serial rape in Washington and Colorado, and follows the story of Marie Adler, a young woman accused of fabricating a sexual assault, and the two detectives, Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvall, who investigate a series of similar crimes.

The plot avoids exaggerating scenes of violence but rather focuses on the emotional and psychological consequences of abuse on victims and the challenges they face in telling their own truth, touching on the theme of trust in the police and justice system.

The series invites viewers to examine their own beliefs and reflect on the consequences of a system that sometimes fails to protect those who need help the most. In parallel, other cases are also addressed that highlight disparities in how victims are treated and how biases and stereotypes can influence investigations.

The story is enriched and made credible by the excellent performances of the actresses, with Toni Collette and Merritt Wever bringing life and authenticity to their roles as determined detectives seeking justice for the victims. Kaitlyn Dever shines in the role of Marie Adler, conveying with great intensity the inner struggle and resilience of her character.
“Stressful and powerful, Unbelievable transcends the familiar rhythms of true crime by shifting its focus to abuse survivors, telling their stories with grace and gravity.”
-Rotten Tomatoes
In conclusion, “Unbelievable” is not only a well-crafted television series but also an important testimony to the challenges and injustices that abuse victims must face. A theme on which each of us should reflect.

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