France 2 is broadcasting tonight the new TV movie “Drame en haute mer”, with Barbara Schulz, Arié Elmaleh, and Virginie Hocq. A marine thriller against the backdrop of the mysterious shipwreck of a trawler which quite effectively combines police investigation and human drama.
What is it about ?
What caused the sinking of the Dolmen? Who is this stranger we found on board? In a few seconds, the trawler Le Dolmen inexplicably sank, along with all her crew, including Captain Lenormand and his son.
When she hears the news of the sinking, Nolwenn Lenormand is convinced that a maneuvering submarine is responsible. Determined to shed light on the shipwreck, she decides to conduct the investigation herself so that the case is not closed. For his part, Gilles Pezenec, the gendarme in charge of carrying out the investigations, sees the matter become more complicated when we discover on board a sixth body, unknown to all …
Wednesday January 12 at 9:10 p.m. on France 2
Who is it with?
Couple in the city, Barbara Schulz (Gloria, The Substitute) and Arié Elmaleh (The Intern, What is this family?), Who had already played a role in The Mystery of the Lake and Nadia, are the two heads of poster for the new TV movie Drama on the High Seas, broadcast this Wednesday evening on France 2.
In front of them, Virginie Hocq (Vive la colo!), François Loriquet (A French Village), Stephan Wojtowicz (Quadras, Les Bois maudits), as well as Emeline Faure and Louis Duneton (Plus belle la vie), both seen l last year in La Faute à Rousseau, complete the cast.
Well worth a look ?
Directed by Adeline Darraux (We do not erase memories, A mother under the influence) and scripted by Camille Autain and Jérémie Bonheure, Drame en haute mer manages to stand out from the detective fiction that we see all year round in France. Televisions thanks to its atypical “binomial” of investigators and to its intrigue which is ultimately more successful when it moves away from the pure police officer to take an interest in the human drama.
More than the investigation and the mystery surrounding the sixth body found on board, which was assassinated before the tragedy, these are the reasons for the sinking of the trawler Le Dolmen and the consequences of this tragedy on the relatives of the victims, and in particular on the Lenormand family, which arouse interest and carry us away during most of this marine thriller.
Drama on the high seas owes a lot to the performance of Barbara Schulz, extremely moving as a devastated wife and mother of a family but desperate to advance by her own means an investigation that tramples and disturbs.
Her alchemy with Arié Elmaleh, who embodies the gendarme of history, is palpable, while Virginie Hocq, who comes out of her comfort zone in a more dramatic role, Emeline Faure, and Louis Duneton also come out with honors .
Unfortunately, after a first stakeholder against a backdrop of the possible involvement of a British submarine and international scandal, the investigation into the mysterious body found aboard the wreck takes over and is disappointingly resolved, via a conclusion a little too agreed.
This downside, however, does not prevent Drame en haute mer from being at the top of the basket of French televisual detective fictions, which are not so numerous to move us and to offer strong universes.