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 Anna Temaru (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Jeanne (3 episodes, 1998)
Laure Killing
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 Hélène (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Vincenzo Scarpinato (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Tom Sutton (3 episodes, 1998)
Arnaud Giovaninetti
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 Jean-Christian (3 episodes, 1998)
Jeremy Callaghan ...
 John Sutton (3 episodes, 1998)
Bernard Verley ...
 Hippocrates (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Campbell (3 episodes, 1998)
Ian Wilmoth ...
 Customs Officer (3 episodes, 1998)
Rodney Bell ...
 François (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Wanatcha DuValier (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Helene, as a child (3 episodes, 1998)
Alex Cassaretto ...
 French Convict (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Best (1998) (3 episodes, 1998)
Daniel Daperis ...
 Tom (10 years) (3 episodes, 1998)
Tamara Donnellan ...
 Marie Ange (3 episodes, 1998)
Bill Fell ...
 Photographer (3 episodes, 1998)
Frank Gallacher ...
 Father Moissan (3 episodes, 1998)
Mark Gerber ...
 Roland (3 episodes, 1998)
George Ginis ...
 Prison Guard (1998) (3 episodes, 1998)
Elise Bole Hillaireau ...
 Clarisses Mother (3 episodes, 1998)
Alexander Kiloh ...
 Brother / ... (3 episodes, 1998)
Leonard Landicho ...
 Wanatcha (7 years) (3 episodes, 1998)
Peter McCauley ...
 Theroux (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Jill (1998) (3 episodes, 1998)
Andrew McKaige ...
 Gendarme Captain (3 episodes, 1998)
Sarah Michail ...
 Jeanne (7 years) (3 episodes, 1998)
Rosaline Nachero ...
 Clarisse (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Yann Chevalier (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Young Vietnamese (1998) (3 episodes, 1998)
Pierre Pudewa ...
 Chief Pore (3 episodes, 1998)
Justine Saunders ...
 Aunt Junie (3 episodes, 1998)
William Takaku ...
 Magnus (3 episodes, 1998)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
 Bishop Guiart (3 episodes, 1998)
Cecilia Trandang ...
 Chinese Woman (3 episodes, 1998)
George Zavadsky ...
 Chef de Gendarmes (3 episodes, 1998)
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Could do better

The plot and characters are hardly worth commenting on - you have seen them before. The performances are competent and the sets adequate for a low budget drama. The most noteworthy thing about this series is that it was meant to be set in large part in the country now called New Caledonia. This is a French territory in the south west pacific which has a troubled history, largely as a result of colonial occupation and which is still unstable. The real history of those islands is interesting and dramatic. This mini-series reduces it to dull cliches. It is rendered even more unwatchable by the main characters having to preface what they say to each other by phrases like, "You are melanesian...." They have to say things like that because they so obviously have not the slightest drop of melanesian blood in their bodies. Perhaps they assume that the audience for this will be too stupid or ignorant to know the difference. There are many fine melanesian actors - the makers should have made an effort to use some of them here. A sad waste of celluloid devoted to what could have been in interesting subject - as colonial in its attitude as the colonialism it attacks.


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