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The Returned 

Les Revenants (original title)
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The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »

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Fabrice Gobert
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2015   2013   2012  
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Series cast summary:
Anne Consigny ...  Claire Séguret 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Clotilde Hesme ...  Adèle / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Frédéric Pierrot ...  Jérôme / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Céline Sallette ...  Julie / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Grégory Gadebois ...  Toni / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Guillaume Gouix ...  Serge 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Pierre Perrier ...  Simon Delaitre 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Yara Pilartz ...  Camille / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Jean-François Sivadier Jean-François Sivadier ...  Pierre / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Ana Girardot ...  Lucy / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Jenna Thiam ...  Lena / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Swann Nambotin ...  Victor 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Brune Martin Brune Martin ...  Chloé / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Constance Dollé Constance Dollé ...  Sandrine Sabatini / ... 15 episodes, 2012-2015
Matila Malliarakis Matila Malliarakis ...  Frédéric 15 episodes, 2012-2015
Laetitia de Fombelle Laetitia de Fombelle ...  Madame Costa 14 episodes, 2012-2015
Jérôme Kircher ...  Père Jean-François 14 episodes, 2012-2015
Guillaume Marquet Guillaume Marquet ...  Alcide / ... 14 episodes, 2012-2015
Vincent Trouilleux Vincent Trouilleux ...  Lucho / ... 12 episodes, 2012-2015
Samir Guesmi ...  Thomas 10 episodes, 2012-2015
Alice Butaud ...  Mère de Victor 9 episodes, 2012-2015
Laurent Lucas ...  Berg 8 episodes, 2015
Alix Poisson Alix Poisson ...  Laure 8 episodes, 2012
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ...  Milan 8 episodes, 2015
Armande Boulanger ...  Audrey Sabatini 8 episodes, 2015
Ernst Umhauer Ernst Umhauer ...  Virgil 8 episodes, 2015
Pierre Rochefort ...  Médecin 8 episodes, 2012-2015
Nicolas Wanczycki ...  Lieutenant Janvier 8 episodes, 2015
Bertrand Constant Bertrand Constant ...  Maire 8 episodes, 2012
Franck Adrien ...  Yan 8 episodes, 2012-2015
Laurent Capelluto ...  Le Commandant 7 episodes, 2015
Simon Ehrlacher Simon Ehrlacher ...  Gendarme / ... 7 episodes, 2012
Julien Gauthier Julien Gauthier ...  Tristan 7 episodes, 2015
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The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away some years earlier, these ghostly characters appear in human form, they have not aged, and they are completely unaware of their own fatality. Determined to reclaim their lives and start over, they slowly come to realize that they are not the only ones to have been brought back from the dead. Their return augers torment for their community when a gruesome murder attempt bears a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past. This is a homecoming like no other. Written by Donboy

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Besides the 2004 film in which the show is based on, the plot is very similar to the Brazilian novel "Incidente em Antares" (Incident in Antares) by Erico Verissimo, which was published in 1971. A mini-series based on the book, Antares Incident (1994), was released in Brazil in 1994. See more »

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Definitely a must-see
8 July 2013 | by irene_woodheadSee all my reviews

Great series. I'm watching the English-language version of it now with French subtitles and it's great. I can't remember when I watched something that passionately last, waiting for each Sunday installment on British TV. The beauty of it is, it's very realistic and human, spooky in a very believable way. How would you feel if your child or lover came back from the dead and you had to deal with all the problems of hiding them from all the friends and neighbors who were present at their funeral AND have to avoid the truth as the poor souls apparently don't realize they've been dead for years or decades!

I did knock off one point for the dialogue. I'm just not a big lover of "suspenseful" evasiveness when people just don't tell each other things because if they do, the mystery will end after just one episode! Sometimes I was on the verge of hurling something at the TV, so annoyed I was with the characters' constant ambiguities. I don't think I've heard one line of plain honest information in the whole film, it's all understatements, or alternatively something happens just when someone was about to say something important. To me, it's not suspense, it's sloppy manipulative dialogue. So one point off for that.

Otherwise, the actors are very good, the story is well-developed and the atmosphere is beautifully spooky. If realistic horror is your thing, this is definitely a film to watch.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Haute Savoie Alps, France See more »

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