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The Forest 

La forêt (original title)
TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | TV Mini-Series (2017)
Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.

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Delinda Jacobs
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Series cast summary:
Samuel Labarthe ...  Gaspard Decker 6 episodes, 2017
Suzanne Clément ...  Virginie Musso 6 episodes, 2017
Alexia Barlier ...  Eve Mendel 6 episodes, 2017
Frédéric Diefenthal ...  Vincent Musso 6 episodes, 2017
Patrick Ridremont ...  Thierry Rouget 6 episodes, 2017
Nicolas Marié ...  Gilles Lopez 6 episodes, 2017
Gilles Vandeweerd Gilles Vandeweerd ...  Philippe 6 episodes, 2017
Mélusine Loveniers Mélusine Loveniers ...  Lola Decker 6 episodes, 2017
Martha Canga Antonio ...  Maya Musso 6 episodes, 2017
Christian Crahay Christian Crahay ...  Abraham Mendel 6 episodes, 2017
Inès Bally ...  Océane Rouget 6 episodes, 2017
François Neycken ...  Julien 6 episodes, 2017
Maxime Rennaux Maxime Rennaux ...  Tristan Musso 6 episodes, 2017
Isis Guillaume Isis Guillaume ...  Jennifer Lenoir 6 episodes, 2017
Laetitia Reva Laetitia Reva ...  Laurence Lenoir 6 episodes, 2017
Martin Spinhayer Martin Spinhayer ...  Jacques Lenoir 5 episodes, 2017
Martin De Myttenaere Martin De Myttenaere ...  Max Rinkert 5 episodes, 2017
Anne-Pascale Clairembourg ...  Audrey Rinkert 5 episodes, 2017
Théo Rasquin Théo Rasquin ...  Louis Rinkert 3 episodes, 2017
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Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.

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Crime | Drama

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Goofs

On the child's grave, Nathan, it says born 1988- passed away 1988. But during Thierry Rouget's questioning later in the episode, we learned that the baby died on an April 4th 1988 at the age of 11 months. Meaning he had to be born in May 1987, and not 1988. See more »

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The Forest
23 April 2021 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This six part French series is set in a village in the Ardennes where a sixteen year old girl, Jennifer Lenoir, has gone missing. Leading the investigation is Captain Gaspard Deke, who arrived in the village the day Jennifer went missing. Soon afterwards two more girls vanish, including the adopted daughter of Lt Virginie Musso. Evidence suggests that Jennifer disappeared in the vast forest which surrounds the village. As the series progresses suspects and motives emerge and events occur which will have a profound effect on those involved. A second mystery is provided by a teacher whose true identity is unknown; she was found near the forest as a young child, with no memory of what had happened to her before that.

I found this to be a gripping mystery. The setting is fairly stunning and added to the atmosphere impressively; the forest surrounding the village created a sense of isolation. Having a newly transferred officer lead the investigation serves well to introduce the viewer to the location and its inhabitants as we learn about things as he does. The resolution is satisfying without being too obvious. There are plenty of tense moments, especially towards the end. The cast does a solid job bringing their characters to life. Overall I'd certainly recommend this to fans of subtitled crime drama.

These comments are based on watching the series in French with English subtitles.


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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 November 2017 (France) See more »

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Carma Films See more »
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(entire series)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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