The story of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, aka Lord Shaftesbury


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Director : Laurent Fléchaire
Length : 52'
Year : 2009
Producer : Daniel Leconte

Abstract

This story begins on November 5th 2004 in Cannes, on the French Mediterranean coast. Anthony Ashley-Cooper, a 66 year old man, somehow vanishes completely after speaking to his wife one last time. Lord Shaftesbury is later to be found… dead… as his body is only discovered on April 5th of the following year, in nearby rubbish dump in the town of Théoule-sur-mer. According to primary investigations, the nobleman had been strangled. Murder is then no longer a hypothesis…The investigation lead thereafter goes from one disclosure to another. One could say that reality is close to fiction here, as all of the elements in this story are usually to be found in the most captivating detective novels. This is the story of a rich and distinguished British aristocrat who has leaded a somewhat lewd life. His wife used to be an escort girl, and her brother has a taste for violence. Furthermore, the scene takes place in the French Riviera, a region with a large reputation for its passionate stories. Since the beginning of the investigation, the police have been interested in the personalities of the victim and his wife, Jamila M’Barek.