Witnesses TX: 22 Jul 2015, Week 30
Written by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux, and starring Thierry Lhermitte (Le Diner de Cons, Doc Martin) and Lauren Lucas (Calvaire, Lemming), Witnesses is a 6-part French police thriller that explores the dark corners of the human psyche and the lengths to which some people will go to exact a perfect revenge.
In the north of France, a grim discovery is made – the bodies of a man, a woman and a teenager have been removed from their graves. Things get even more disturbing when these missing bodies, which have no connection to each other, are discovered in a show home – posed as if they were a family. The police soon make the connection with a similar scene which happened a month earlier. Near one of the bodies, Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier), a young detective leading the case, discovers a photo of Paul Maisonneuve (Thierry Lhermitte), a retired policemen and a legend among the Northern France Crime Squad. His connection with the case forces him to come out of retirement and join the hunt for whoever is behind these macabre stagings.
Sandra is convinced that the key to the case lies somewhere in Paul’s past. Resolved to get to the truth, and convinced that Paul is hiding something; she sets off on a journey into the shadows of a dark mystery that threatens to harm all it touches.
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