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La forêt 

Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.

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Series cast summary:
Samuel Labarthe ...  Gaspard Decker 6 episodes, 2017
Suzanne Clément ...  Virginie Musso 6 episodes, 2017
Alexia Barlier ...  Eve Mendel 6 episodes, 2017
Frédéric Diefenthal ...  Vincent Musso 6 episodes, 2017
Patrick Ridremont ...  Thierry Rouget 6 episodes, 2017
Nicolas Marié ...  Gilles Lopez 6 episodes, 2017
Gilles Vandeweerd Gilles Vandeweerd ...  Philippe 6 episodes, 2017
Mélusine Loveniers Mélusine Loveniers ...  Lola Decker 6 episodes, 2017
Martha Canga Antonio ...  Maya Musso 6 episodes, 2017
Christian Crahay Christian Crahay ...  Abraham Mendel 6 episodes, 2017
Inès Bally Inès Bally ...  Océane Rouget 6 episodes, 2017
François Neycken ...  Julien 6 episodes, 2017
Maxime Rennaux Maxime Rennaux ...  Tristan Musso 6 episodes, 2017
Isis Guillaume Isis Guillaume ...  Jennifer Lenoir 6 episodes, 2017
Laetitia Reva Laetitia Reva ...  Laurence Lenoir 6 episodes, 2017
Martin Spinhayer Martin Spinhayer ...  Jacques Lenoir 5 episodes, 2017
Martin De Myttenaere Martin De Myttenaere ...  Max Rinkert 5 episodes, 2017
Anne-Pascale Clairembourg ...  Audrey Rinkert 5 episodes, 2017
Théo Rasquin Théo Rasquin ...  Louis Rinkert 3 episodes, 2017
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Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.

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On the child's grave, Nathan, it says born 1988- passed away 1988. But during Thierry Rouget's questioning later in the episode, we learned that the baby died on an April 4th 1988 at the age of 11 months. Meaning he had to be born in May 1987, and not 1988. See more »

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A french thriller circled around a beautiful village.
10 July 2018 | by JaikrishnaVSSee all my reviews

When a 16 year old school student Jennifer goes missing, Captain Gasper Decker (Samuel Labarthe) and his team goes about investigating. All that they have as lead is the phone call received by the ever mysterious french teacher Eva Mendel (Alexia Barlier) right before the girls disappearance. The series is entirely in french, but was riveting enough for me to ignore that fact. It comes with the usual share of mystery, lies and thrill.

The 6 episode series starts pretty strongly with the first two episodes moving the story along at a brisk pace. All the characters are introduced and some of the prime suspects are introduced and nullified in quick succession. The story takes a turn when the missing child ends up dead and that is followed by two more girls going missing. The story, as the title says centers around a forest in the outskirts of the village where there had been instances of kids gone missing decades ago.

The series however loses its pace as quickly as it had gained it and the next couple of episodes were slow and meandering aimlessly until it gains momentum yet again to end pretty strongly in the 5th and 6th. The makers did close out most of the loopholes surrounding the narrative and some of the 'surprise elements' were quite guessable.

This limited mini-series is yet another super catch by Netflix and it pretty much holds its own among other Netflix bigwigs like Dark, The Five, Broadchurch et all, for most of it. The character development, the cast, the locations and bgm were all top notch and thoroughly enjoyable even though i did not understand a word of what was said. I would suggest it for anybody who is into the Netflix genre of mystery series's.


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14 November 2017 (France) See more »

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