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The Returned 

Les Revenants (original title)
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The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »

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Fabrice Gobert
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2015   2013   2012  
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Series cast summary:
Anne Consigny ...  Claire Séguret 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Clotilde Hesme ...  Adèle / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Frédéric Pierrot ...  Jérôme / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Céline Sallette ...  Julie / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Grégory Gadebois ...  Toni / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Guillaume Gouix ...  Serge 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Pierre Perrier ...  Simon Delaitre 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Yara Pilartz ...  Camille / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Jean-François Sivadier Jean-François Sivadier ...  Pierre / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Ana Girardot ...  Lucy / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Jenna Thiam ...  Lena / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Swann Nambotin ...  Victor 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Brune Martin Brune Martin ...  Chloé / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Constance Dollé Constance Dollé ...  Sandrine Sabatini / ... 15 episodes, 2012-2015
Matila Malliarakis Matila Malliarakis ...  Frédéric 15 episodes, 2012-2015
Laetitia de Fombelle Laetitia de Fombelle ...  Madame Costa 14 episodes, 2012-2015
Jérôme Kircher Jérôme Kircher ...  Père Jean-François 14 episodes, 2012-2015
Guillaume Marquet Guillaume Marquet ...  Alcide / ... 14 episodes, 2012-2015
Vincent Trouilleux Vincent Trouilleux ...  Lucho / ... 12 episodes, 2012-2015
Samir Guesmi ...  Thomas 10 episodes, 2012-2015
Alice Butaud ...  Mère de Victor 9 episodes, 2012-2015
Laurent Lucas ...  Berg 8 episodes, 2015
Alix Poisson Alix Poisson ...  Laure 8 episodes, 2012
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ...  Milan 8 episodes, 2015
Armande Boulanger Armande Boulanger ...  Audrey Sabatini 8 episodes, 2015
Ernst Umhauer Ernst Umhauer ...  Virgil 8 episodes, 2015
Pierre Rochefort ...  Médecin 8 episodes, 2012-2015
Nicolas Wanczycki Nicolas Wanczycki ...  Lieutenant Janvier 8 episodes, 2015
Bertrand Constant Bertrand Constant ...  Maire 8 episodes, 2012
Franck Adrien Franck Adrien ...  Yan 8 episodes, 2012-2015
Laurent Capelluto ...  Le Commandant 7 episodes, 2015
Simon Ehrlacher Simon Ehrlacher ...  Gendarme / ... 7 episodes, 2012
Julien Gauthier Julien Gauthier ...  Tristan 7 episodes, 2015
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The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away some years earlier, these ghostly characters appear in human form, they have not aged, and they are completely unaware of their own fatality. Determined to reclaim their lives and start over, they slowly come to realize that they are not the only ones to have been brought back from the dead. Their return augers torment for their community when a gruesome murder attempt bears a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past. This is a homecoming like no other. Written by Donboy

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Season 2: Six months have gone by since they gathered one night, before disappearing into the mountains. Since then, nothing has been heard of them. See more »


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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Haute Savoie Alps, France See more »

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Haut et Court,Canal+,Jimmy See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Frédéric Pierrot who plays Jerome also appears in the 2004 film of the same name as the character Gardet. See more »

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Remake of They Came Back (2004) See more »

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Hanging in there...
14 December 2013 | by con_auSee all my reviews

For my money, this is beautifully produced, brilliantly cast and its pace is both challenging and exciting. Breaking Bad, Mad Men, (and even though I've never seen an episode, I presume Lost) have introduced us to the idea that TV series can take time to develop intricate and dense story arcs.

The Returned is clearly doing the same, but it is pushing us viewers even further by withholding almost everything. It's piling up the questions and then leaving us at a pretty excruciating tipping point. At the same time, it is redefining the idea of being 'episodic' by using each instalment to thicken the plot rather than resolve it.

It's hard to not have a reaction to this strategy. We all want answers, goddamit! Even more so than The Fall, The Returned drops us cold right as the accumulation of questions seems to have reached its peak.

I love that this approach has created so many theories and ideas about the 'answers' and what comes next. I think it's exciting to see that kind of engagement rather than the usual "Did you see the last episode? A bomb went off and everyone died".

It's really hard to recalibrate our expectations, but this new way of telling an extended story is clearly something we're going to have to adjust to! In only hope that ultimately, when The Returned does conclude it manages to find an end point that is less frustrating than the 'pause' points. I can forgive being strung along, but I'll be furious if I'm still left to turn to theories on IMDb when the final series ends.


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