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Le tueur du lac 

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.
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Series cast summary:
Julie De Bona ...  Lise Stocker 8 episodes, 2017
Lannick Gautry Lannick Gautry ...  Clovis Bouvier 8 episodes, 2017
Julie Depardieu ...  Laure 8 episodes, 2017
Marie-Anne Chazel ...  Marianne Stocker 8 episodes, 2017
Philippe Lefebvre Philippe Lefebvre ...  Alexis Geller 8 episodes, 2017
Anny Duperey ...  Françoise 8 episodes, 2017
Pierre Perrier ...  Mathias 8 episodes, 2017
Clément Manuel Clément Manuel ...  William 8 episodes, 2017
Lola Dewaere Lola Dewaere ...  Mathilde 8 episodes, 2017
Moussa Maaskri ...  Yacine 7 episodes, 2017
Cécile Rebboah Cécile Rebboah ...  Cécile 7 episodes, 2017
Joyce Bibring Joyce Bibring ...  Noémie 6 episodes, 2017
Justine Le Pottier Justine Le Pottier ...  Marina 6 episodes, 2017
Matthias Van Khache ...  Marc 6 episodes, 2017
Romane Bohringer ...  Diane Varella 4 episodes, 2017
Sandra Parfait Sandra Parfait ...  Adèle 4 episodes, 2017
Sophie Verbeeck ...  Margot 4 episodes, 2017
Alain Blazquez Alain Blazquez ...  Le légiste / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Alexandra Cholton 4 episodes, 2017


Police officers Lise and Clovis met three years ago near a lake, while investigating the disappearance of a young teenager. Their work has taken them elsewhere, to the shores of another lake: Annecy, where they face the challenge of a new family life with their nine-month-old son Tom. As the couple takes on a demanding new investigation, Clovis gets secret calls and terrifying visions - and begins to reveal a dark side. To top it off, the corpses of two women have just been found, one right after the other. Lise and Clovis have no doubt: it must be the work of a serial killer. This reawakens painful memories for Lise, who must face her past while Clovis confronts his own demons. But the two of them will have to pull together and work as a team if they want to succeed in tracking down the killer. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Release Date:

31 October 2017 (France) See more »

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Killer by the Lake See more »

Filming Locations:

Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France See more »

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Elephant Story See more »
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The mini-series was shot between October 26th, 2016 and March 13th, 2017, with a two week holiday break from December 24th to January 8th. See more »


Follows Le mystère du lac (2015) See more »

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Killer by the Lake
30 November 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This French crime drama can be looked at as the second season of 'Vanished by the Lake'; protagonists, policewoman Detective Lise Stocker and her partner gendarme Clovis Bouvier have moved to Annecy; another lakeside location with their nine month old son. A series of murders provides the backdrop to the story; it appears that a serial killer is targeting women he meets online. As the investigation progresses it seems that the killer has access in inside knowledge and Lise suspects that Clovis is hiding something from her.

Having enjoyed 'Vanished by the Lake' I had high hopes for this series; while I did enjoy it I don't think it was quite as good as the first. Barbara Schulz, who played Lise in 'Vanished' is replaced by Julie De Bona; this wasn't a problem though as she isn't too different and does a fine job in the role. The story provides some good mysteries; as well as the identity of the killer there is the question of the woman who appears to haunt Clovis' memories... the latter question is resolved sooner leaving the conclusion to the question of who the killer is and how they stay one step ahead of the investigators. As the end approaches there is still a variety of suspects and the identity of the killer is far from obvious... my guess was incorrect! The tension increased nicely to the point that by the end I was on the edge of my seat. Overall I'd definitely recommend this to fans of 'Vanished'; even if it isn't quite as good it is pretty close.

These comments are based on watching the series in French with English subtitles.

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