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The Avignon Prophecy 

La prophétie d'Avignon (original title)
A series of mysterious murders, break-ins and other events in Avignon all have to do with the papal palace and a prophecy legend has to be contained in it. Centuries old family and ... See full summary »
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Louise Monot ...  Estelle Esperanza 8 episodes, 2007
Guillaume Cramoisan Guillaume Cramoisan ...  Olivier Royal 8 episodes, 2007
Annie Grégorio Annie Grégorio ...  Commissaire Renard 8 episodes, 2007
Marthe Keller ...  Dona Flores 8 episodes, 2007
François Dunoyer François Dunoyer ...  Jean Esperanza 8 episodes, 2007
Elise Tielrooy Elise Tielrooy ...  Nadine Esperanza 8 episodes, 2007
Claude Gensac ...  Odette Esperanza 8 episodes, 2007
Valeria Cavalli ...  Sandra Esperanza 8 episodes, 2007
Gonzague Montuel Gonzague Montuel ...  Julien Esperanza 8 episodes, 2007
Salem Kali ...  Mehdi 8 episodes, 2007
Emmanuelle Boidron Emmanuelle Boidron ...  Elsa 8 episodes, 2007
Bruno Madinier Bruno Madinier ...  David Perisse 8 episodes, 2007
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ...  Henri Esperanza 7 episodes, 2007
Serge Gisquière Serge Gisquière ...  Gil 7 episodes, 2007
Frédéric Aklan Frédéric Aklan ...  Trinh 6 episodes, 2007
Marie-Provence Marie-Provence ...  Nadège 6 episodes, 2007
Geoffrey Bateman ...  Directeur banque 6 episodes, 2007
Constance Perucca Constance Perucca ...  Petite fille en rouge 6 episodes, 2007
François Perrot ...  Louis Esperanza 5 episodes, 2007
Olivier Brunhes Olivier Brunhes ...  Sylvain Epstein 5 episodes, 2007
Smaïl Mekki Smaïl Mekki ...  Père de Mehdi 4 episodes, 2007
Jean-Yves Gautier ...  Jacques Aubagnac 4 episodes, 2007
Mickaël Chirinian Mickaël Chirinian ...  Villers 4 episodes, 2007
Isabelle Tanakil Isabelle Tanakil ...  Carla di Montefeltro / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Farida Amrouche Farida Amrouche ...  Mère de Mehdi / ... 4 episodes, 2007
François Aramburu François Aramburu ...  Daniel Brac / ... 3 episodes, 2007
Nicolas Herman Nicolas Herman ...  Bruno 3 episodes, 2007
Emmanuelle Meyssignac Emmanuelle Meyssignac ...  Onze 3 episodes, 2007
Jean-Baptiste Chaudoul Jean-Baptiste Chaudoul ...  Lucien 3 episodes, 2007
David Clark David Clark ...  Employé banque 3 episodes, 2007
Yiqing Yin Yiqing Yin ...  Miss Wou 3 episodes, 2007
Laura Parrel Laura Parrel ...  Estelle enfant 3 episodes, 2007
Pauline Le Jannou Pauline Le Jannou ...  Muriel 3 episodes, 2007
Christophe Weyer Christophe Weyer ...  Angel 2 episodes, 2007
Camille Figuereo Camille Figuereo ...  Assistante Dona Flores 2 episodes, 2007
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A series of mysterious murders, break-ins and other events in Avignon all have to do with the papal palace and a prophecy legend has to be contained in it. Centuries old family and organized legacies, even the murderous secret Judas brotherhood, are obsessed by it. Cops from various agencies have totally different methods and attitudes. The criminal hustle complicates several romantic affairs, whether true or manipulative. All ends seem to meet in the Esperanza family and the papal palace itself. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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With a better storyline, this could had been great
15 May 2020 | by sorendanniSee all my reviews

La Prophétie d'Avignon came out in 2007, just after The Da Vinci Code, the film adaptation of the Catholic conspiracy mystery of Dan Brown caused a hype. The comparison with this hit is therefore quickly made.

To start with an open door: where The Da Vinci Code is the norm in this particular genre due to a cast iron plot, La Prophétie d'Avignon is the opposite. This series visually does everything right, but collapses like a house of cards, thanks to the messy story.

It is incomprehensible that such a bad scenario has been continued for a series in which one has clearly invested a lot of time, money and effort.

The basic idea behind the story isn't all that bad: Estelle Esperanza is a historian, or archaeologist, specializing in medieval architecture. During the restoration of a medieval building, she discovers a beautifully colored glass window. Before she realizes it, she is dragged against her will into a lot of criminal events related to a prediction about the future of the world (hence "the Prophecy") until the year 4000. Estelle learns that her family has been looking for the prophecy for a long time but they were not alone. The dark and secret society of the Brothers of Judas is also looking for it. For this, the Brothers of Judas use weapons and get rid of everyone standing in their way! "

Unfortunately, the viewer is overloaded with historical facts that do not always sound logical. In addition, the Brothers of Judas are presented very implausibly. A sort of secret organization, more powerful than the UN or the European Union, of top politicians and businessmen - Nobody could believe something like that! Because of this unrealism, you will not be drawn into the story. It would have been better if, for example, the brothers had been a Catholic sect from Rome. Or at least something plausible.

The series, like The Da Vinci Code, is a series of quests for medieval relics. But unfortunately that happens here in a way that as a viewer you feel that this is only an excuse for filming action scenes. Beautifully filmed but very unbelievable screen fill.

The actors did a wonderful job and appears to have been carefully cast. And although Lime-Lights Pictures ensured a very poor quality of the DVD for the release in the Netherlands, everything was filmed very nicely. On a full HD Blu-Ray, everything would probably splash off the screen.

In summary: looks nice but failed miserably as a story. Unfortunately.


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Switzerland | France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 August 2007 (France) See more »

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A prófécia See more »

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(8 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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