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The Missing 

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When Tony and Emily Hughes travel to France with their 5-year-old son Oliver, their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tchéky Karyo ...  Julien Baptiste 16 episodes, 2014-2016
Anastasia Hille ...  Celia Baptiste 15 episodes, 2014-2016
David Morrissey ...  Sam Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Keeley Hawes ...  Gemma Webster 8 episodes, 2016
James Nesbitt ...  Tony Hughes 8 episodes, 2014
Laura Fraser ...  Eve Stone 8 episodes, 2016
Frances O'Connor ...  Emily Hughes 8 episodes, 2014
Abigail Hardingham ...  Alice Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Jake Davies ...  Matthew Webster 8 episodes, 2016
Émilie Dequenne ...  Laurence Relaud 8 episodes, 2014
Jason Flemyng ...  Mark Walsh 8 episodes, 2014
Saïd Taghmaoui ...  Khalid Ziane 8 episodes, 2014
Roger Allam ...  Adrian Stone 7 episodes, 2016
Lia Williams ...  Nadia Herz 7 episodes, 2016
Titus De Voogdt ...  Vincent Bourg 7 episodes, 2014
Eric Godon ...  Georges Deloix 7 episodes, 2014
Arsher Ali ...  Malik Suri 7 episodes, 2014
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"The Missing" follows Tony, played by James Nesbitt, as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France. He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O' Connor and threatens to destroy his life. Tcheky Karyo plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive. Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, "The Missing" explores the impact of a child's abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go. This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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The search ends. The mystery begins. (season 2) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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James Nesbitt and Ken Stott previously acted together in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012),The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). See more »

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Malik Suri: [to Mark Walsh, the English liaison on the Oliver Hughes case] We should do an interview sometime. Yeah, be good to know what the spare part of the investigation has to say about it all.
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I loved it.
18 January 2015 | by daniele_defranceschiSee all my reviews

Somebody among the reviews said that the positive ones are paid for. Well, I'm not paid by anybody to review this show and I feel like giving it 10 stars because once I watched the pilot episode, I could not stop watching the rest of the show. Somebody might find the pace too slow, some others won't enjoy the acting, or the editing... whatever, I found it interesting, nicely done, realistic, dramatic, catching... I feel like recommending The Missing to anybody, although I respect the fact that it might not be for anybody. The whole show is characters' driven and it's about a couple losing their 5 year old child while on vacation in France. There's a lot of drama in it. If you're a parent you'll understand and "enjoy" the show even more, clearly. Again, it might not be your kind of entertainment, but I objectively think it's a well-done show worth to watch it. Can't wait for next season. PS: The show is 100% European, whether you like it.


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