Three years after Vanished by the Lake, Lise and Clovis are now by another lake, in Annecy, and face the challenge of a new family life with their nine-month-old son Tom as the couple takes on a demanding new investigation.
Julie De Bona,
Based on the books by Alexis Lecave, Dead Beautiful (English title) is a series of self-concluding episodes, which follows Paris-based Police Commissioner Martin and his detective team as ... See full summary »
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 »
A doctor is shot in the back in her home, her husband is murdered and her infant daughter kidnapped. Faced with inept police, who at times suspect her, she begins her own hunt for her baby and the culprits.
In an ideal world law and justice are the same. A criminal commits a crime against a victim and justice makes sure scandals are balanced. The offender gets his punishment and the victim ... See full summary »
Hilde De Baerdemaeker,
In Sicily during the seventies the police chief Maltese finds himself entangled in an investigation that will uncover the widespread influence of Mafia in the area and expose the archaic roots which nurtured it.
Kim Rossi Stuart,
Lise hasn't returned to her small hometown since the tragedy that shattered her teens. Now an urban homicide detective, she is back to care for her Alzheimer's-afflicted mother. But the day she arrives, a neighbor's teenage daughter goes missing, vanished under the exact same circumstances as Lise's two best friends, fifteen years ago. Determined to prevent history from repeating itself, Lise imposes herself on the local cops, led by hard-boiled detective Clovis, to help find the missing girl. Desperate for answers, Lise takes it upon herself to revisit the cold case of her vanished friends and, facing her own painful memories, is confronted by her mother's recollections, including some shocking new revelations. But can the old lady's memory be trusted? Lise gets way more involved than she should as she starts to see how the unsolved mystery has traumatized the town's collective consciousness and how everyone there is a suspect. But as she and Clovis inch closer to the truth, it ...Written by
In French thriller 'Vanished by the Lake', a policewoman, dismissed from her job, returns to her hometown, only to discover that a crime has just occured; moreover, the crime reminds her of another incident, one that had happened before she had left. What follows is a perfectly servicable drama but one that never rises above the ordinary. Perhaps the problem is the set-up: everyone is presented as a suspect, and the consequence is that we can trust few of the emotions we see to be genuine; overall, the story is less engaging that it might have been had it been told from a more personal perspective. Maybe there are just too many crime dramas on our screens these days; this one just didn't stand out for me.
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