Annie-Soleil Proteau discusses her underworld connections for the first time in a new documentary series Criminal family where the connections of some of his relatives in the criminal world are also discussed.
“I have an attraction to that,” says the culture columnist of Hello Hello weekend in the trailer that was unveiled on Tuesday, three weeks before the arrival of six episodes on the Vrai platform.
A press release said he “used to be closely associated” with the criminal world and members of his family were “part of high crime”.
Annie-Soleil Proteau meets the relatives of criminals who have recently been killed or disappeared as part of this (in) pursuit that she leads with the journalist and host of JE, Félix Séguin. The two are co-producers of the Criminal familya ROMEO & FILS production developed in collaboration with Quebecor Content.
Criminal family looks at, among other things, the journey of the merchant William Robinson involved in the Scoppa clan, the member of the street gang Jean Raymond Claude, the gangster Gaétan Sévigny, the pawnbroker Roger Valiquette and the delinquent Guy Laflamme, who was killed by Gérald Gallant.
Guilt and lack of information
Families feel guilty and left in the dark about the circumstances of their loved one’s death or disappearance. Although he is a notorious criminal, for them he remains a spouse, son or father.
As Annie-Soleil Proteau knows the reality of these families, a bond of trust is established with the people interviewed even before the cameras start rolling.
As for Félix Séguin, all his knowledge and all his contacts within the criminal world benefited from this exercise in six one-hour episodes directed by Vanessa Cournoyer. He narrates the journey of each criminal linked to the families encountered, even giving specific answers to bereaved families.