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Witnesses 

Les témoins (original title)
Set in a small coastal village in France, this is a quiet thriller of crime and dark secrets. The opening sequence takes place in a house just put out for sale. In it, the discovery of what... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Marie Dompnier ...  Sandra Winckler 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Jan Hammenecker Jan Hammenecker ...  Justin 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Alexandre Carrière ...  Fred 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Florence Bolufer Florence Bolufer ...  Mélanie 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Marie Boitel Marie Boitel ...  Mme Chartier / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Jack Claudany Jack Claudany ...  Juge Harcourt / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Isabelle Kubiak Isabelle Kubiak ...  Vendeuse électroménager / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Nicolas Cornille Nicolas Cornille ...  Flic PJ Michel / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Sophie Bourdon Sophie Bourdon ...  Employée bibliothèque municipale / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
François Godart François Godart ...  Jean-Pierre / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Marie-Pierre Feringue Marie-Pierre Feringue ...  Martine Aubrac / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Audrey Fleurot ...  Catherine Keemer 8 episodes, 2017
Judith Henry Judith Henry ...  Maxine 8 episodes, 2017
Steve Driesen Steve Driesen ...  Oliver Keemer 8 episodes, 2017
Yannick Choirat Yannick Choirat ...  Geir Jansen 8 episodes, 2017
Anne Benoît Anne Benoît ...  Christiane Varène 8 episodes, 2017
Dominique Bettenfeld ...  Martin Souriau 8 episodes, 2017
Philip Desmeules ...  Antoine Barrier 8 episodes, 2017
Séverine Vincent Séverine Vincent ...  Audrey Solange 8 episodes, 2017
Nina Simonpoli-Barthelemy Nina Simonpoli-Barthelemy ...  Chloé 8 episodes, 2017
Héloïse Dugas Héloïse Dugas ...  Louise Keemer 8 episodes, 2017
Lila Gueneau Lefas Lila Gueneau Lefas ...  Léa Keemer 8 episodes, 2017
Guillaume Durieux Guillaume Durieux ...  Eric Winckler 8 episodes, 2017
Catherine Schaub-Abkarian Catherine Schaub-Abkarian ...  Gloria 8 episodes, 2017
Gwendal Marimoutou Gwendal Marimoutou ...  Denis - Fabien / ... 8 episodes, 2017
Serge Merlin Serge Merlin ...  Atticus Lorcat 8 episodes, 2017
Antoine Cerveaux-Debrunne Antoine Cerveaux-Debrunne ...  L'homme quartier gare 8 episodes, 2017
Emmanuel Rausenberger Emmanuel Rausenberger ...  Le médecin hôpital urgences 8 episodes, 2017
Cynthia Saint-Fleur Cynthia Saint-Fleur ...  L'infirmière 8 episodes, 2017
Michel Masiero Michel Masiero ...  Le vieil homme casse auto 8 episodes, 2017
Emmanuelle Dautremont Emmanuelle Dautremont ...  Infirmière HP 8 episodes, 2017
Nathalie Herbaut Nathalie Herbaut ...  Infirmière HP 8 episodes, 2017
Simond Colaone Simond Colaone ...  Le journaliste 8 episodes, 2017
Jacques Schuler Jacques Schuler ...  Père bébé kidnappé 8 episodes, 2017
Gérard Pinteau Gérard Pinteau ...  Le médecin HP 8 episodes, 2017
Saverio Maligno Saverio Maligno ...  Vendeur électroménager 8 episodes, 2017
Laetitia de Fombelle Laetitia de Fombelle ...  Employée de mairie 8 episodes, 2017
Bernard Debreyne Bernard Debreyne ...  Employé de mairie 8 episodes, 2017
Serge Flamenbaum Serge Flamenbaum ...  Le psychologue 8 episodes, 2017
Pascal Duclermortier Pascal Duclermortier ...  Le serveur bar 8 episodes, 2017
Thierry Levaret Thierry Levaret ...  Gérard Lorguet 8 episodes, 2017
Thierry Sebban Thierry Sebban ...  Homme rencontre Finder 8 episodes, 2017
Anne-Marie Vitse Anne-Marie Vitse ...  Mère Eric 8 episodes, 2017
Laure Josnin Laure Josnin ...  Soeur d'Elise 8 episodes, 2017
Mathilde Braure Mathilde Braure ...  Responsable association caritative 8 episodes, 2017
Rémy Gence Rémy Gence ...  Le serveur restaurant 8 episodes, 2017
Marcelle Fontaine Marcelle Fontaine ...  Madame Gouriaud 8 episodes, 2017
Patrick Brasseur Patrick Brasseur ...  L'homme âgé hameau 8 episodes, 2017
Claudine Vigreux Claudine Vigreux ...  Une femme voisine Audrey Solange 8 episodes, 2017
Vincent Pietton Vincent Pietton ...  Un homme voisin Audrey Solange 8 episodes, 2017
Franck Renaud Franck Renaud ...  L'homme 8 episodes, 2017
Annette Lowcay Annette Lowcay ...  La femme 8 episodes, 2017
Jean-Pierre Duthoit Jean-Pierre Duthoit ...  L'homme mairie 8 episodes, 2017
Frédéric Lampire Frédéric Lampire ...  Le gendarme gradé 8 episodes, 2017
Christian Joubert Christian Joubert ...  Le propriétaire du garage 8 episodes, 2017
Lucie Boissonneau Lucie Boissonneau ...  Femme flic PJ 8 episodes, 2017
Fanny Roussel Fanny Roussel ...  Flic PJ Dom 8 episodes, 2017
Pierre Cartonnet Pierre Cartonnet ...  Flic PJ 8 episodes, 2017
Michaël Louchart Michaël Louchart ...  Flic PJ 8 episodes, 2017
Ludovic Molière Ludovic Molière ...  Flic PJ 8 episodes, 2017
Jean-Marc Abbou Jean-Marc Abbou ...  Flic PJ 8 episodes, 2017
Sebastien Dravnieks Sebastien Dravnieks ...  Flic PJ 8 episodes, 2017
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Philippe Wolczek Philippe Wolczek ...  Le voisin Geir Jansen 8 episodes, 2017
Martin Mazurkiewicz Martin Mazurkiewicz ...  Le Barman restaurant 8 episodes, 2017
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Solenn Mazon Solenn Mazon ...  Jeune adolescente 8 episodes, 2017
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Fanny Leurent ...  Serveuse restaurant 8 episodes, 2017
Marie Rémond Marie Rémond ...  Jeune femme enceinte 8 episodes, 2017
Alain Barbier Alain Barbier ...  Homme fusil de chasse / ... 8 episodes, 2017
Léa Delanney Léa Delanney ...  Jeune fille bus corps congelés 8 episodes, 2017
Cécile Rittweger Cécile Rittweger ...  Léa 7 episodes, 2014-2017
Thierry Lhermitte ...  Paul Maisonneuve 6 episodes, 2014
Laurent Lucas ...  Kaz Gorbier 6 episodes, 2014
Catherine Mouchet ...  Maxine Dubreuil 6 episodes, 2014
Roxane Duran ...  Laura 6 episodes, 2014
Mehdi Nebbou ...  Eric 6 episodes, 2014
Frédéric Bouraly Frédéric Bouraly ...  Philippe 6 episodes, 2014
Joël Ravon Joël Ravon ...  Damien 6 episodes, 2014
Thomas Doret ...  Jérémie Gorbier 6 episodes, 2014
Laurent Delbecque ...  Thomas Maisonneuve 6 episodes, 2014
Carine Bouquillon Carine Bouquillon ...  Madame Gorbier 6 episodes, 2014
Eric Paul Eric Paul ...  Henri Norbert 6 episodes, 2014
Maryne Bertieaux Maryne Bertieaux ...  Caroline Laplace 6 episodes, 2014
Abdul-Ali Abuzar Abdul-Ali Abuzar ...  Interprète afghan 6 episodes, 2014
Fabrice Adde ...  Carl 6 episodes, 2014
Franck Andrieux Franck Andrieux ...  Homme au volant 6 episodes, 2014
Adeline Fleur Baude Adeline Fleur Baude ...  Jeune maman Sylvie 6 episodes, 2014
Thierry Bertein Thierry Bertein ...  Capitaine du ferry 6 episodes, 2014
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ...  Patron bar 6 episodes, 2014
Violette Blanckaert ...  Jeune femme (soeur victime) 6 episodes, 2014
Henri Botte Henri Botte ...  Greg Serano 6 episodes, 2014
Olivier Brabant Olivier Brabant ...  Richard Laplace 6 episodes, 2014
Mailys Brie Mailys Brie ...  Fille 2 Damien 6 episodes, 2014
Bruno Buffoli Bruno Buffoli ...  Médecin légiste 6 episodes, 2014
Philippe Capelle Philippe Capelle ...  Directeur prison 6 episodes, 2014
Abel Carrière Abel Carrière ...  Enfant au vélo 6 episodes, 2014
Zoé Caron Zoé Caron ...  Fille 1 Damien 6 episodes, 2014
Anne Conti Anne Conti ...  Sybil 6 episodes, 2014
Christine Defurne Christine Defurne ...  Journaliste 2 6 episodes, 2014
Jean-Marie Denis Jean-Marie Denis ...  Habitué bar 6 episodes, 2014
Christophe Deram Christophe Deram ...  Flic archives PJ 6 episodes, 2014
Damien Ferrette Damien Ferrette ...  Copain Thomas 6 episodes, 2014
Marie Florac Marie Florac ...  Directrice centre de rééducation 6 episodes, 2014
Gaëlle Fraysse Gaëlle Fraysse ...  Laurence Wanderwilt 6 episodes, 2014
Pascal Goethals Pascal Goethals ...  Yvan Kremer 6 episodes, 2014
Juliette Hugot Juliette Hugot ...  Chloée 6 episodes, 2014
Cédric Kerguillec Cédric Kerguillec ...  Flic informatique 6 episodes, 2014
Pierre-Yves Kiebbe Pierre-Yves Kiebbe ...  Flic police scientifique 6 episodes, 2014
Quentin Legois Quentin Legois ...  Brice 6 episodes, 2014
Anne Lepla Anne Lepla ...  Corinne 6 episodes, 2014
Yann Lesvenan Yann Lesvenan ...  Journaliste 1 6 episodes, 2014
Emmanuel Leroy Emmanuel Leroy ...  Employé garage 6 episodes, 2014
Jean-Erns Marie-Louise Jean-Erns Marie-Louise ...  Jean 6 episodes, 2014
Hugues Martel Hugues Martel ...  Propriéraire du golf 6 episodes, 2014
Florence Masure Florence Masure ...  Madame Laplace 6 episodes, 2014
Magdalena Mathieu Magdalena Mathieu ...  L'ortophoniste 6 episodes, 2014
Sami Niazi Sami Niazi ...  Jeune Afghan 6 episodes, 2014
Patricia Pekmezian Patricia Pekmezian ...  Madame Cherbeau 6 episodes, 2014
Stéphane Pezerat Stéphane Pezerat ...  Médecin hôpital 6 episodes, 2014
René Pillot René Pillot ...  Habitué du bar 6 episodes, 2014
Christophe Piret Christophe Piret ...  Avocat de Norbert 6 episodes, 2014
Marie Polet Marie Polet ...  Femme agent immobilier 6 episodes, 2014
Philippe Potier ...  Monsieur Bergeron 6 episodes, 2014
Marouan Talbi Marouan Talbi ...  Fonctionnaire cadastre 6 episodes, 2014
Charlotte Talpaert Charlotte Talpaert ...  Clara 6 episodes, 2014
Bruno Tuchszer Bruno Tuchszer ...  Bruno Wacquier 6 episodes, 2014
Félix Verhaverbeke Félix Verhaverbeke ...  Homme mystérieux 6 episodes, 2014
Kamel Zidouri Kamel Zidouri ...  Karim 6 episodes, 2014
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Set in a small coastal village in France, this is a quiet thriller of crime and dark secrets. The opening sequence takes place in a house just put out for sale. In it, the discovery of what appears to be the dead family in the house, implicates the former chief-of-police to the plot. The now-retired chief-of-police, having made a lot of enemies in his past career, is recovering from a car crash which he barely survived. Written by bellman-307-983610

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Zeugen See more »

Filming Locations:

Nord, France See more »

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EUR6,650,000 (estimated)
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Cinétévé See more »
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(6 episodes)
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French creation in Scandinavian style - with good results
26 May 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

As a keen follower of mostly British and Scandinavian crime dramas, I try at times to broaden my horizon and find out what other nationalities/countries have come to offer. Thanks to the site here plus Wikipedia, it is now easy to look around and see what is going on elsewhere, together with brief synopsis and comments.

As I liked Braquo and Engrenages, then Les témoins met my eye as well - and caught my attention from the very first moments. The producers are apparently the admirers of Scandinavian film noir, but this was not annoying, on the contrary - the concept, camera-work, music score and mood were catchy to follow, and the story "started working" at once, making you ponder on and over what could and would really happen. Leading characters and actors were distinct (particularly Thierry Lhermitte as former police chief Paul Maisonneuve and Marie Dompnier as police lieutenant Sandra Winckler) and the plot had interesting twists and turns, full of mysticism, but without interventions from supernatural forces; plus the nature in North-Eastern France is very different from we are used to see in French films, accentuating the similarities with Western Scandinavia and Northern England and Scotland.

All in all, a good series, and the number of episodes (6) is just right to obtain a versatile, yet not protracted and not discursive crime series.


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