This recent French TV sensation is a dark and labyrinthine Parisian crime drama with shades of CSI
, The Wire
When the badly beaten body of a young Romanian woman is discovered on a Parisian rubbish dump, the investigation plunges us deep into the murky worlds of prostitution, drugs, business, politics and justice
The investigation is led by Pierre Clément, a young recently-named public prosecutor, who teams up with Police Captain Laure Bathaud and investigating magistrate Judge Roban three indomitable characters with their own methods, beliefs, demons and visions of justice.
As the young womans identity and past life are gradually uncovered, it soon becomes apparent that her story is tied to a network of corruption touching the very people charged with uncovering the truth about her.
Starring Gregory Fitoussi, Caroline Proust, Philippe Duclos, Guillaume Cramoisan and featuring Anne Caillon.
Tense and nasty, restrained and realistic: more Bête than Belle
-- The Guardian
There's an element of CSI
in the graphic autopsy scene, a bit of 24
in the fancy camerawork and a lot of the wonderful State of Play
in the hints of wrongdoing in high places. -- The Observer