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On June 22, 1983, Emanuela Orlandi, a 15 year-old girl living in Vatican City, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The case, which gripped the nation of Italy, has been unsolved for 39 years.

Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi is the first documentary series that weaves together the many numerous theories surrounding her disappearance. The series tells a gripping story of murder and intrigue through a mix of archive and interviews: many people speaking for the first time, including members of the Orlandi family.  Over four episodes, witnesses paint a picture of a dark web of secrets kept hidden at any cost. The series is anchored by Emanuela’s brother, Pietro Orlandi and Italian journalist Andrea Purgatori who has covered the case from the beginning.

  • Netflix
  • October 2022