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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When a three-and-a-half-year-old boy tells a school psychologist that his mother is not his real mommy, he seeks the help of a police captain who's reluctant to take on the case as she's already occupied by a major robbery investigation.
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Thea Green Lundberg,
Following the Guernon case in the mid 2000s, captain Pierre Niémans was transferred to the head of the Central Office against violent crime (OCCS). This new confidential unit deals with the most complex cases, where the clues are few and where serial murders must be resolved as quickly as possible. It is during a particularly difficult mission that Niémans stumbles upon his best pupil and spiritual daughter, Camille Delaunay.Written by
In Switzerland and France, the series aired in eight two-part episodes roughly 45/50 minutes in length, while in Germany it aired in four episodes a little over 90 minutes long. Moreover, the four investigations aired in three different order on all three channels. Switzerland's RTS Un aired "Le Jour des Cendres/Tag der Asche" first, followed by "La Dernière Chasse/Die letzte Jagd", "Croisade des Enfants/Kreuzzug der Kinder" and "Leçons de Ténèbres/Melodie des Todes", while Germany's ZDF aired "Leçons de Ténèbres/Melodie des Todes" first, followed by "Le Jour des Cendres/Tag der Asche", "Croisade des Enfants/Kreuzzug der Kinder" and "La Dernière Chasse/Die letzte Jagd" and France's France 2 aired "La Dernière Chasse/Die letzte Jagd" first, followed by "Le Jour des Cendres/Tag der Asche", "Croisade des Enfants/Kreuzzug der Kinder" and "Leçons de Ténèbres/Melodie des Todes". See more »
The actors are cool, the set stylish but only in France would this series fly. German aristocrats who've ruled a region for centuries choosing to speak French to French cops? Never going to happen even if they spoke fluent French. Likewise French cops investigating the murders of Germans in Germany, the German cops are never going to speak French just to please some French cops who are investigating the first German murdered who happened to be murdered in France - protocol would dictate that the visiting French police would at least try and speak German and if they can't then probably both would revert to English as a common language.
Only in France would an audience shrug their shoulders at a plot line where the pretty French detective sleeps with the senior allocated German detective AND the senior French detective sleeps with a primary suspect all in one episode!. Casual sex is de rigueur in France but even there, this is stretching it.
Finally a French cop taking the initiative to attack a surrounded suspect's property against all protocols of the German police oversight - I know that French police write their own rules but never would a French cop take the initiative to attack the suspect's home against all protocols of the German police oversight - the French would never be so loose in prim and proper rules-bound Germany.
All these silly improbabilities swamp an intriguing story line in the first double episode. Much as I love French shows and I'm trying to learn the language, I'm unfraid I've given up.
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