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The Missing 

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When Tony and Emily Hughes travel to France with their 5-year-old son Oliver, their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tchéky Karyo ...  Julien Baptiste 16 episodes, 2014-2016
Anastasia Hille ...  Celia Baptiste 15 episodes, 2014-2016
David Morrissey ...  Sam Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Keeley Hawes ...  Gemma Webster 8 episodes, 2016
James Nesbitt ...  Tony Hughes 8 episodes, 2014
Laura Fraser ...  Eve Stone 8 episodes, 2016
Frances O'Connor ...  Emily Hughes 8 episodes, 2014
Abigail Hardingham ...  Alice Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Jake Davies ...  Matthew Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Émilie Dequenne ...  Laurence Relaud 8 episodes, 2014
Jason Flemyng ...  Mark Walsh 8 episodes, 2014
Saïd Taghmaoui ...  Khalid Ziane 8 episodes, 2014
Roger Allam ...  Adrian Stone 7 episodes, 2016
Lia Williams ...  Nadia Herz 7 episodes, 2016
Titus De Voogdt ...  Vincent Bourg 7 episodes, 2014
Eric Godon ...  Georges Deloix 7 episodes, 2014
Arsher Ali ...  Malik Suri 7 episodes, 2014
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"The Missing" follows Tony, played by James Nesbitt, as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France. He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O' Connor and threatens to destroy his life. Tcheky Karyo plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive. Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, "The Missing" explores the impact of a child's abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go. This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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In an instant you can lose everything. (season 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Mostly shot in Belgium, with only a few scenes shot in London and Paris. See more »

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Malik Suri: [to Mark Walsh, the English liaison on the Oliver Hughes case] We should do an interview sometime. Yeah, be good to know what the spare part of the investigation has to say about it all.
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Along the lines of "the Fall" and "Top of the lake"
16 January 2015 | by GrantWilliSee all my reviews

Slow paced suspense drama based mostly around the time in days and years after the abduction of a young English boy in France, the parents are faced with the terror of the abduction and a police system which is different from their own in a language which is not their own. Lines can be drawn in a small way to a famous real life kidnapping of an English child overseas. I think that is where the similarity ends though. Elements of the drama seem a little far fetched but not beyond belief. I found its pace to be generally just enough to keep me engaged, yes is it slow and drawn out, like True Detective and The Fall and Top of the Lake. It doesn't make for a bad drama, I'm quite content that the grit of the story was more important than a fast paced US style drama. Unfortunately the ending was a bit clumsy and I think they left the door open for a 2nd series. This is probably a poor choice as the series sits better as a stand alone production. It is hard to see how a 2nd season could add realism.

Nesbit was gritty and at times annoying and perhaps occasionally overreached but overall a solid performance

Engaging and gritty


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2014 (USA) See more »

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