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Monique Olivier, the devil's bride surrounded on Netflix


The result of remarkable investigative work, The Fourniret Affair: Inside Monique Olivier's Head is a frightening and fascinating documentary series. Sensitive minds abstain.

You have to have measured the consequences of your own curiosity before embarking on Netflix to discover

L'Affaire Fourniret: in the head of Monique Olivier

, an investigation which includes images prohibited for those under 16 Those who have gone to the end of


, a collection launched in 2019 on the same streaming platform, know what to expect.

This new documentary series is in line with gut-wrenching police investigations.

The warning is therefore in order.

To discover

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From 1987 to 2003, the crimes of Michel Fourniret assisted by his wife, Monique Olivier, made him the most infamous murderer in France.

The five episodes of

L'Affaire Fourniret: dans la tête de Monique Olivier

- lasting around forty minutes each - retrace the macabre journey of the evil couple, formed while the first was serving a prison sentence for rape.

The prism chosen is that of his wife, whom he met in the mid-1980s via a classified advertisement in the newspaper

Le Pèlerin


Failed marriage

Lonely following a failed first marriage with a violent husband, stripped of the right to custody of her two children, Monique Olivier then agrees to marry in Fourniret after one hundred and thirty-seven letters exchanged.

A union for the worse.

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Illustrated with images that could have been shot for a horror film, the documentary series produced by Michèle Fines and Guillaume Astruc tries to clarify the real role played by the wife alongside the monster.

Is she this submissive companion who lowers her head, frightened, during the five hours of indictment of their trial?

Or a hideous evil genius hidden behind Mrs. Everyman's face?

“Monique Olivier is manipulation in its most successful way...”

Francis Nachbar, public prosecutor

"Monique Olivier, it is the manipulation in what it has most succeeded"

, answers Francis Nachbar, public prosecutor.

In fact, she has an above average IQ.

Jean-Luc Ployé, psychologist, confides in the fourth of the five episodes:

“I have the original

(of the IQ test, Ed).

His result is quite remarkable.

It is 131. This corresponds to 2.2% of the French population.


are quick to point out that it's easy to pass yourself off as dumb when you're really smart.

The reverse is much more difficult...

Read alsoMichel Fourniret, sower of death, tears and mysteries

Over the course of the investigation, the incriminating elements accumulate.

Died in prison in 2021, Fourniret left with many secrets.

Today, his wife remains an enigma… who nevertheless holds valuable information related to unanswered questions.

“Monique Olivier has the answers.

We know that there are several dozen murders.

How many of these murders did she participate in?

How many rapes?

We don't really know

, ”sums up director Michèle Fines.

The screenplay for Estelle Mouzin

Now serving a life sentence (along with a 28-year security measure) for complicity in murder, Fourniret's ex-wife – who divorced before the killer disappeared – remains at the center of the Estelle Mouzin case.

“At first, she didn't know.

Then she was used as an alibi.

Then she kept the little girl.

Then she was there when she was buried…”

Read also“He has no personal cemetery”: the difficult quest for the bodies of the victims of Michel Fourniret

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During a phone call from his lawyer shot for the series, Monique Olivier lets go:

“It's not that I don't want to say, it's that I don't remember.

Corinne Herrmann, former lawyer for the Mouzin family, says:

"Monique Olivier has had the script for Estelle Mouzin for eighteen years..."


epilogue in tune with the anguish that hovers throughout this documentary series at once frightening and fascinating, from which no one can escape completely unscathed as the central characters embody the worst of the human species.

Source: lefigaro

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