‘Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings’ is a Docuseries based on true events, revealing the dirty secrets of the corrupt Mexican Justice System. Generally, real-life inspired crime documentaries bring out the terrible, heinous crimes committed by killers and other dangerous convicts.
Some true-life-inspired crime shows like I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Making A Murderer, and The Jinx show the gravest of criminal acts that have happened. Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings is currently airing on Netflix.
Netflix’s Focus on True Crime Documentaries
Netflix is famous for bringing mouth-opening crime shows and series, with two such documentaries released in this month itself. And now, Netflix is sure to improve its collection of real-life crime stories with the premiere of Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings. The docuseries questions the veracity of the allegations made on a bunch of men who’re put up for questioning. This further leads to the revelation of corruption that exists in the Mexican judiciary.
About the Docuseries “Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings”
With Director Roberto Hernandez behind the helm, this true crime shows a probe into a Mexican case from 2015. The case revolves around four men taken in custody concerning involvement in a kidnapping that took place after a small car crash. The accident further led to the imprisonment of the four men and wasn’t found to be just by director Roberto Hernandez.
With his previous golden work, like in the documentary Presumed Guilty, this time too, the director works on this docuseries and brings out the underlying truth behind the unjustified arrest of the group of men. Initially, the crime shows Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings was shot in the Spanish language.
But now, for the comfort of international viewers, the show includes subtitles in the English language. Not that late, after the well-known true crime film “Catching killers,” was out, that Netlfix brought its viewers this docuseries with its gripping revelations.
What Happens in the Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings?
It all begins when a man’s car collides with another’s in Tabasco, Mexico, making it a minor accident. One of the two colliders walks up to the another who caused the very mishap and, shockingly, gets shot through his hand along with getting blamed for the crime of kidnapping.
A few hours later, three more men get taken into custody for the same kidnapping, all complete strangers to each other. Currently, the four men are in prison for 50 years for the crimes they never committed.
How did Director Hernandez Go About it?
In his attempts to scour out the truth, director Hernandez interviewed several convicts and found out that a majority of them were victims of police brutality. From waterboarding to getting beaten up, suffocated, the victims were given electric shocks and cigarettes burns. To add to that, many didn’t even have any evidence.
For years and years, judges were absent for trials, and countless innocent people had been getting sentenced for something they never did and something that had no evidence at all.