The premiere of the eight-part documentary series is scheduled for November 2020.
Netflix announced the premiere of Carmel: Who killed María Marta?, an original Argentine documentary series about one of the most media crimes of recent years in the country and which will be released on November 5 on the streaming platform.
The result of an “exhaustive” investigative work, with the participation of the main protagonists of the case, the series will try to clarify, in four chapters of about 47 minutes each, the details of a crime that today remains an enigma for all the Argentines who followed, throughout the years, all the alternatives of the case.
On October 27, 2002, María Marta García Belsunce, a sociologist belonging to Argentine high society, was found dead in the bathtub of her house, located in a gated community in the Buenos Aires town of Pilar, which is known as country or gated community.
After being buried due to a “fatal domestic accident”, an autopsy revealed that, in reality, the fracture that the victim had in the head was caused by five shots from a gun, from which point the case took on enormous relevance media, which focused mainly on the family of the victim, who from the beginning was considered a suspect of hiding a murder.
In fact, the main suspect in this death was her husband, Carlos Carrascosa, who participates in the documentary series as one of the most relevant testimonies on this case.
The project director, Alejandro Hartmann, acknowledged that “it was quite a challenge” to carry out this work, which, in his opinion, has “great respect for the facts.”
“The case has many sides and conflicting positions. We saw ourselves many times in the middle of these dilemmas, but our invitation as documentary filmmakers to the different parties involved was honest: we want to give them the floor. And I think that is what allowed for the first Once the Belsunce case is dealt with with a great diversity of views and materials, “said the filmmaker.
The series also has the executive production of Vanessa Ragone, who has already won the Oscar for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), the film directed by Juan José Campanella, and in which Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago and Guillermo Francella worked.
This is not the first time that Netflix investigates a media crime in Argentina: already at the beginning of 2020, the documentary series premiered The prosecutor, the president and the spy, on the controversial death of the prosecutor Alberto nisman Five years ago.
The prosecutor was found dead at his home in the Argentine capital the day before his appearance in Congress to detail his complaint against the then president Cristina Fernández (2007-2015) for allegedly covering up Iranian terrorists in the framework of the Association’s attack. Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA).
The documentary gathered various testimonies, for and against the assassination or suicide hypotheses, and was for several days one of the focal points of the population’s attention.