True-Crime Fans Will Love Netflix’s ‘Yara’ (Which Is Based on a Real Story)

True-crime fans are in for a real treat with Netflix’s all-new movie.

The streaming service just dropped the first official trailer for Yara, which is based on the true story of a 13-year-old girl who went missing in a small province in Italy.

In the trailer, viewers are introduced to the victim, who is seen walking down a dark, snowy road before getting approached by a white van. “Yara, 13 years old,” the voiceover says. “My name is of Arabic origin. It means butterfly.”

Yara goes on to describe her interests, saying, “And to me, rhythmic gymnastics is the most beautiful sport ever. So, no matter what, Wednesday is gym day.”

Suddenly, the video cuts to footage of law enforcement searching a field and organizing search parties. Of course, officers immediately label the parents as potential suspects. “Has something happened within the family?” someone says. “Perhaps an argument…”

Still, that doesn’t stop Yara’s family from addressing the public and asking for help. “We aren’t looking for answers,” Yara’s dad says. “We don’t want to point the finger at anyone. We ask you to give us back our daughter.”

Netflix’s official synopsis reads, “A determined prosecutor becomes consumed with the case of a missing 13-year-old and goes to extreme lengths to get to the truth.”

Yara will hit Netflix on November 5, just in time for Friday movie night.

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