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Crossing Lines an International Police Ensemble
on 24 April 2017
I found the Pilot episode of this crime detection drama series something of a struggle to watch at first, but stuck
with it and ended up liking the format. It is set in a fictional department of the International Criminal Court in The
Hague, Netherlands, and concerns a small unit of detectives under the direction of Michel Dorn, an officer of
the ICC played by Donald Sutherland. He has control of a few selected specialists who have been chosen to
work under Major Louis Daniel (Marc Lavoine) solving cross border crimes and often treading on the toes of
the local police.
I found most of the episodes relatively believable but other aspects of the series seemed contrived.
The character of Sebastian Berger played by Tom Wlaschiha as the unit IT boffin was notable as was the part
of Tommy McConnell played by Richard Flood they really seemed to fit their roles perfectly.
Being set in Paris, Nice and Prague, gives a freshness and truly European feel to the show and makes it less
run of the mill than some similar police dramas. The copy which I received was in English, but the writing was
all in Dutch.
It took me a while to warm to it, but I liked it eventually.
Released in 2013
No English Subtitles.