A woman takes part in a popular jury trial and doubts the convict’s guilt. This is the starting point of “The Man I Condemned”, an original forensic thriller broadcast on M6. We tell you everything you need to know about this series.
The man I condemned : What is it about ?
French channels are trying as best they can to combat the advent of platforms by trying to increase the number of original creations. TF1 and M6 are particularly active in this area. And manage to create an event from time to time. December 7 arrives on M6 the series The man I condemned. Created by Fanny Robert and Sophie Lebarbier (the creators of Profiling) this legal drama presents an interesting premise.
The plot of The man I condemned follows Inès, a woman invited to take part in a trial by joining the popular jury. She must therefore participate in the judgment of a man whose past is not very glorious. Inès and the others rule on his guilt and send him behind bars. But, shortly after, our heroine will start to wonder about this man, to the point of wondering if they have not condemned an innocent person. A scenario that would be dramatic for the person concerned, since he must be separated from his 8-year-old boy during incarceration. Inès will then take matters in hand by investigating on her side. Helped by a private detective, she will embark on a surprising and intriguing quest to perhaps save an innocent person.
This starting point with an accused who may not be is not a screenwriting revolution. But it presents a moral dilemma that any French citizen could face. Indeed, it is enough simply to be registered on an electoral list to be drawn by lot and participate in a popular jury. An experience that can upset elected officials depending on the content of the trial.
The man I condemned is a mini-series that spans 4 episodes. These are also broadcast in succession on M6, on December 7, from 9:05 pm. The main role of Inès is played by Ophelia Kolb, a figure known on television (Ten percent, Young and Golri) and for some movie roles. She shares the poster with Stanley Weber, also used to shining on the small screen.