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Légendes urbaines

A documentary series that deals with one of the most intriguing and fascinating phenomena in modern society: urban legends. The series shows how the rumour mill churns out an unlikely tale that contains a nugget of truth and then spreads it far and wide. Each episode focuses on a particular aspect of urban legends, inter-cutting four dramatic re-enactments with expert opinions from Canadian specialists in the field who explain the specifics of each legend: what kind of message or moral it conveys, its origins and evolution, its key features, its mechanisms, in short, the elements that create a trap for the gullible and the not-so gullible. Légendes urbaines is for anyone who has ever told an unlikely story that they heard from “a friend of a friend”…


5 seasons, 50 episodes


60 min


  • Documentary


  • Canal D


5 seasons, 50 episodes, 2005 - 2015

  • 10 x 60 min (2014-2015)
  • 10 x 60 min (2012-2013)
  • 10 x 60 min (2011-2012)
  • 10 x 60 min (2006-2007)
  • 10 x 60 min (2005-2006)