The Lie

True-crime documentary re-examining the night of Grace Millane’s murder, and how the subsequent trial exposed alarming attitudes towards violence against women.


The shocking murder of 21-year-old British backpacker, Grace Millane, in New Zealand grabbed headlines around the world in 2018, as did the ensuing investigation and trial.


Now, chilling true-crime documentary ‘The Lie’ revisits the night of her tragic murder with previously unseen footage and expert analysis, exploring the alarming, regressive attitudes laid bare in the subsequent trial, and highlighting important, broader issues of violence against women in today’s society.

Director: Helena Coan
Producer: Matthew Metcalfe, Tom Blackwell, Norman Merry
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Country: New Zealand
Runtime: 104 Minutes
Production Year: 2024