France 3 broadcasts this Tuesday evening “Les Pennacs”, a detective fiction carried by Christian Rauth and Julie-Anne Roth. Father and daughter in the city as on screen, they will have to join forces to solve a 10-year-old investigation.
What is it about ?
Captain Hannibal Pennac is retired and dreams of reconciling with his daughter Annabelle, also a police captain, who has just been transferred to Montpellier, where he made his career. Unfortunately for him, she would rather die than speak to him, but a mysterious cold case will force them to “investigate” together…
Tuesday January 18 at 9:10 p.m. on France 3.
Who is it with?
Written by Pierre Monjanel (Murders in Blois), Les Pennacs brings together Christian Rauth and Julie-Anne Roth, father and daughter in town and on screen, who play the two main characters. The first already has a great career behind him since he has starred in Father and Mayor, Navarro and Les monos, among others.
His daughter is illustrated in Meurtres à Figeac, Learn to love you or even Ten percent. Alongside them, we can find Isabel Otero (Diane, female cop), Marie-Sohna Condé (He already has your eyes), Alexia Chicot (Sam) and Stéphane Fourreau (Nina).
Well worth a look ?
Police television films are legion on France TV. If they are not always very original, some manage to stand out. This is the case of Les Pennacs, a 90-minute fiction that follows a father and his daughter, who have become strangers over the years, who will have to work together in order to solve an old investigation on which the first to investigate several years before.
With its twists and false leads, Les Pennacs, which certainly remains classic in its narration, manages to offer viewers a well-conducted investigation that avoids falling into clichés of the genre.
The big plus of this TV movie scripted by Pierre Monjanel, however, lies in the complex and touching relationship between the two protagonists, who are linked in life as well as on screen. The complicity between Julie-Anne Roth and her father Christian Rauth is beyond doubt and brings a particular dimension to the scenario, which, without it, might have been banal.
In short, Les Pennacs is a gripping fiction that does not suffer from dead time and whose main quality lies in the duo formed by Christian Rauth and Julie-Anne Roth. It remains to be seen whether France TV will offer other episodes to complete the series, the actor of Father and Mayor having indeed confided that this unit is a pilot for a potential future series.