Fictions - Crime/Thriller

Hortense

Hortense

90'
An apparently well-rounded woman hides a secret wound: her daughter Hortense was taken from her as she was only 3.

My daughter on the run

La fugue

90'
When her daughter Chloé runs away from home, Jeanne is disappointed with the response of the police, for whom a teenager runaway is not a priority, and she realises she can only rely on herself.

Lucas is gone

Lucas a disparu

90'
11-year-old Lucas vanishes one morning from his home. His disappearance throws his parents Marion and Alexis, who recently split up, into unbearable anguish, for their son is absolutely not prepared to face the outside world, being autistic and particularly fragile.

Copy cat

Faux semblants

90'
Newly promoted Lieutenant Valentine Ventura finds herself working with famous Captain Antoine Thomas who just came back from his medical leave after the tragedy he lived a few months ago : victim of a car crash that killed both his wife and the child she was bearing, Antoine Thomas spent several months in the hospital, and is now back in a wheelchair after losing function of his legs.

SUITE NOIRE

SUITE NOIRE

8x60'
A collection of eight films, each the fruit of an encounter between a novelist and a filmmaker, the latter given carte blanche to adapt one of the published novels, creating a hard-boiled crime story in the B-movie tradition, exploring every nuance of genre cinema, from high farce to social criticism, by way of moral (or immoral) fables, the macabre and the romantic.

DAMIEN'S LAW

LA LOI DE DAMIEN

90'
The only son of a great surgeon, Damien almost followed in his father’s footsteps before becoming a lawyer. Elected to parliament, he’s on the verge of a successful political career before being devastated by the loss of his daughter Anaïs.

Wara

Wara

8x45'
Politically committed student Aïcha fires up the campus by urging her law professor Moutari to get back into politics. Together they want to change the world. « It always seems impossible until it’s done! » (Nelson Mandela)

Someone Behind the Door

Une Ombre Derrière la Porte

90'
Camille is single and the adoptive mother of a two-year-old Vietnamese girl named Léa. She leaves Paris for a new life but is soon overwhelmed by the everyday pressures of her job, bringing up her daughter and dealing with babysitters. Luckily for her, her charming new neighbours, a couple in their sixties, offer to help with Léa. But they soon become invasive, taking over Camille’s life.

Murders in Corrèze

Meurtres en Corrèze

90'
The historic procession of Saint-Jean in the city of Tulle is disrupted by dead bodies. Gendarmes Axel and Lena, who used to be a couple, will have to cooperate to find who is responsible for the murders.

Borderline

Borderline

90'
The true story of a police superintendent, a big city cop in the organised crime squad, who, after 25 years of a flawless professional career, is arrested and remanded in custody by internal affairs for 4 days, before being indicted for criminal conspiracy, drug trafficking, theft and embezzlement by the examining magistrate in charge of the case.

Murder in Herault

Crime dans l'Hérault

90'
The boss of a fashionable Cap d’Agde nightclub is found murdered in her own office. Deputy public prosecutor Elisabeth Richard and gendarme captain Charles Jouanic get back together to investigate what looks like a crime with an obvious motive, since the safe has been emptied of its money.

Murder in Arcachon

L'Héritage

90'
Christophe Perrin, a renowned oyster farmer in Arcachon Bay, is the victim of a murder attempt. His three daughters rush to his bedside, where he lies wounded and unable to manage L’Héritage, the family oyster farm.

Murder in Provence

Le Prix de la Loyauté

90'
Captain Marie Jourdan of the Lyon Police answers an emergency call to help her friend, Captain Paul Danceny. He is in jail, accused of murdering his mistress, who was the wife of a charismatic and manipulative plastic surgeon.

Murder in the Vercors

Le Pont des Oubliés

90'
In the pastures of the Vercors, at the heart of the French Alps, a shepherd has been murdered. The whole village suspects the former schoolteacher, because the herdsman ruined her career a few years previously, when he found out that she was dating his 17-year-old nephew. The young man now returns to the village and the tension increases.

Duplicity

Imposture

100'
Alice Minville is a nurse in Canada. She is travelling in the far north when her mother, Suzanne, dies in a car accident. When Alice learns of her death four days later, her corpse has already been sent to France, on the instructions of Suzanne's husband. But Suzanne’s husband, Alice's father, died 22 years earlier in a fire!

Murders in Rochefort

Les Mystères du Bois Galant

90'
Police captain Emma Thélier is on holiday at her mother’s in the Charente-Maritime region when, while jogging in the forest, she discovers a man’s corpse. Because of her knowledge of the area and the initial findings, Emma is put in charge of the investigation. But she has to work with the gendarme captain Adrien Klévec, recently transferred here and with whom she spent the previous night. They weren’t supposed to meet again but now they are embarrassed at having to work together.

Murders in Lorraine

Meurtres en Lorraine

90'
When a corpse clutching a crystal chess piece is found in the old fortress of Bitche, in the Lorraine region, police lieutenant Nicolas Muller is sent to investigate. He is accompanied by a young female intern and soon discovers, during this complex investigation, that he is actually related to her.

Murders in Lille

Meurtres à Lille

90'
Roubaix is host city to an exhibition of the work of Victor Maurin, one of the most famous sculptors of nearby Lille. A few hours prior to the launch of the event, one of the sculptures starts to bleed... The artist’s corpse is found inside.

Murder in Luberon

Crime dans le Luberon

90'
In central Provence, during a hunt, 40 year-old hunter Pascal Achard is murdered. The deputy public prosecutor Elisabeth Richard investigates for the first time with gendarme captain Charles Jouanic, accompanied by his deputy Caroline Martinez.

Night Watch

Ronde de Nuit

90'
Mila is a cop and she’s back in Marseille after a few years away. She’s a loner, damaged and always on her guard. She’s looking for her father, whom she hasn’t seen for fifteen years.

The Patricia MacDonald Collection

Collection Patricia MacDonald

3x90'
Patricia MacDonald’s novels sell in their millions in France and around the world. Few novelists can create such fascinating plots, holding the reader in suspense to the very last page with new twists and surprise endings. She is the undisputed queen of psychological and up-close thrillers.

Marion's Law

La Loi de Marion

90'
For 20 years Marion had a complicated relationship with the lawyer Olivier Queyras, who was not only her mentor, but also her husband and boss. But now she's finally found the courage to leave him and open her own practice. So, recalling unpleasant memories of her own relationship, she naturally advises Karine, one of her clients, to leave her abusive husband.

Blood Brothers

Frères de Sang

90'
Quiet dinner at the Lemeunier’s. The door bell rings and everything radically changes : Brice, the eldest son, is arrested by the police officer Despart, suspected to have committed four murders.

Frozen Memories

Mémoire de Glace

90'
In the sumptuous setting of the Mont Blanc a family secret in the form of a perfectly conserved body has remained buried deep in the ice for 15 years. Its reappearance will spark off many emotions.

Above Suspicion

Insoupçonnable

90'
Valérie, a youthful 40, is an active, exemplary woman. A psychiatrist by trade, she is also a perfect mother, wife, and parishioner. And yet, Valérie is also a murderer.

The Target

Ligne de Mire

90'
Claire an 8 months pregnant young nurse is targeting Aline, main witness of a huge legal case. 48 hours earlier, David, her companion, has taken possession of a suitcase full of money that was not intended to him.

Bandits

1, 2, 3 Voleurs

90'
Luis is a dreamer. Funds carrier by happenstance, only to make a living, he turns outlaw on a whim, holding up is own van -- and, incidentally, his two best friends' peace of mind.

Murder in Tours

Les Mysteres de la Basilique

90'
Police Commander Louise Chaland is investigating the murder of a controversial sculptor with the help of her son Sylvain, who has become a priest. The body was discovered alongside one of his works, which has been daubed with Latin inscriptions. They soon establish a link with the disappearance of a relic of Saint Martin, the patron saint of the city of Tours.

Murder in Maussane

Crime dans les Alpilles

90'
Maussane, at the very heart of the French region of Provence, with its olive trees and its charming squares. Deputy prosecutor Elisabeth Richard and local police commander Paul Jansac are investigating the murder of Caroline Autiero, wife of an old mill-owner.

Missing Child

Le Poids des Mensonges

90'
Luisa has all she needs to be happy: she lives with Mathieu, the man she loves, and Arthur, Mathieu’s 6-year-old son by his first wife, who died in an accident. But Arthur, whom Luisa has been raising like her own, suddenly disappears from school and no one claims a kidnapping.

Suite noire

Suite noire

8x60'
8 films, each the fruit of an encounter between a novelist and a filmmaker, creating a hard-boiled crime story in the B-movie tradition, exploring every nuance of genre cinema.

Crimson winter

Hiver rouge

90'
A third girl has been murdered in the middle of the festive season but superintendent Rousseau is not convinced by the serial-killer hypothesis.

Adrift

À la dérive

90'
Villefranche is a French city of 30,000 citizens where Jérôme Cachart, 34, is accused of murdering Driss Belhaj, who used to be his best friend.

Murders in Sarlat

Meurtres à Sarlat

90'
Sarlat, in south-west France, was the site of violent peasant revolts - the croquant rebellions - in the 17th Century. Now, the son of the region's largest manufacturer of preserved foods has been murdered in a ritual recalling those historical events

Angel of fire

Ange de feu

2x90'
No one saw Françoise's suicide coming. She jumped out of her Parisian apartment after receiving a death notice, which she immediately burnt.

Dying for a child

Une mère en trop

90'
Florence Varthy is found dead in her garage. Witnesses to her last few days are questioned to discover who wanted her dead. How did this woman, only daughter of well-known, brash businessman Jacques Varthy, end up like this?

The dark side

La Face

90'
Paul Berthier, an ambitious public prosecutor, is witness to the accidental drowning of a young girl in the Charente but does nothing to help. It starts to look like the girl was murdered, and the case lands on Berthier's desk.

Captain Casta

Capitaine Casta

90'
CASTA is stationed in a Criminal Investigation Department that covers several districts in Paris. He is a particular cop with particular methods, not really integrated among his colleagues.

Murder in Collioure

Meurtres à Collioure

90'
The body of a dead woman is found in a barrel hurtling down a hill in the middle of the night. The prime suspect is the husband, a violent and jealous painter from Collioure, for whom the victim was both model and muse.

Orion's children

Les enfants d'Orion

2x90'
Lou, 29, was initiated into ancient hunting rituals by her father before she ran away from home 15 years ago. Now, following his death, she's back. And a series of murders are being committed.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Miroir, mon beau miroir

90'
On one side there’s Marie-Line, a beautiful woman resisting the advance of time.On the other there's Marion, her daughter-in-law, married to her son, Paul. Between the two there's a house and Marion’s son, Ludo. Following Paul’s suspicious death, Marie-Line is ready to do anything to recover her property.

Passage du désir

Passage du désir

90'
Lola Jost, a former police chief who's taken early retirement, and Ingrid Diesel, an American with a tormented past are neighbours. Nothing links them, apart from a horrendous murder committed in Le Passage de Désir in Paris.

Hit & Run

Répercussions

90'
One day, Karine Blanchard is killed in a hit-and-run road accident. Emma decided to investigate herself. But what she finds out will change all of their lives …

Taste for murder

Une place parmis les vivants

90'
Paris, January 7th 1958. Ernest Ripper is a failed writer. Ernest goes to the « Lapin chasseur », a restaurant in Montmartre, to see a mysterious admirer who insists on meeting him. The secret admirer is Joseph Arcimboldo, a serial killer.

Roxana's hands

Les mains de Roxana

90'
Roxana Orlac, a famous violinist, loses the use of her hands in a terrible accident. Her career as a virtuoso seems to be over until Professor Christansen offers her a transplant of two new hands.

In love

Amoureuse

90'
Iona is from the Basque region but works as a reporter for a Parisian newspaper. She is in Saint Jean de Luz, interviewing a former member of the Eterra terrorist group, when he is shot dead in front of her.

Profiling

Profils criminels

90'
She is very attractive, she has a degree in psychlogy and she is a super cop raising her two young sisters. Captain Emma Sinclair investigates on the mysterious death of a young women in a parking lot.

Cyrano in the hood

Cyrano de Ménilmontant

90'
As clever as he is self-conscious, due to a tyrannical mother, Pierre-Jean Morin, also know as PJ, puts his emotions on hold after his wife leaves him. Once a brilliant cop, he has now become a local policeman dealing with the everyday life of his neighbourhood, Ménilmontant.

Insanity

Notre Dame des barjots

90'
Véra Cabral works in a psychiatric emergency unit. One evening, she finds her obnoxious and pretentious boss, Edouard Russel, waiting for her on her doorstep crying and begging for her help.

Between two shadows

Entre deux ombres

90'
Betty Vitalini has just been through hell: she lost the baby she was expecting in a terrible car crash. She then receives a job offer to look after a seven year-old blind boy for a year. The boy lives with his father, a doctor, way up in the mountains.

The Hold-up

L'Attaque

3x52'
A bank manager, her employees and a handful of customers are about to endure a few nightmare hours with the four men who have come to rob the bank.