Arte is broadcasting this evening “One Lane Bridge”, a New Zealand thriller which follows a young inspector who has recently arrived in a small town in the country, to investigate in a community full of secrets.
What is it about ?
Barely disembarking in the small town of Queenstown, young and ambitious Maori inspector Ariki Davis is called to the reputedly dangerous One Lane Bridge, where the lifeless body of Grub Ryder, a farmer beloved by his community, lies in the river.
If everything leads to believe in suicide, Ariki, him, rather suspects an assassination, immediately attracting the hostility of his superior, Stephen Tremaine. However, revelations about the private life of the deceased force the latter to open an investigation for murder.
One Lane Bridge airs Thursdays, September 9 and 16 at 8:55 p.m. on Arte. The entire season is available until November 14 on Arte.tv.
A New Zealand thriller with a touch of the supernatural
When the young inspector Ariki Davis arrives in Queenstown, he quickly realizes that something is wrong … and it is not the strange visions he has on the bridge that will reassure him. However, he will have to investigate in order to resolve what he believes to be a murder case.
Coming straight from New Zealand, this apparently very classic 6-episode detective series is sure to intrigue you. Behind its wild postcard backdrop, One Lane Bridge offers a window into the life of this strange little town with many secrets, plagued by racism and sexism.
Casting side, it is Dominic Ona-Ariki, an actor still little known in France, who plays this ambitious young investigator. For the occasion, he teamed up with Joel Tobeck (Ash vs Evil Dead, Sons of Anarchy). Alison Bruce (Top of the Lake), Jared Turner (The Shannara Chronicles) and Michelle Langstone (The Strip).