SALTO: 5 French detective series to (re) discover on the platform

Did you follow their investigations on TF1 and France Télévisions? Find the last seasons of “Balthazar”, “Capitaine Marleau” or “Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie” on SALTO!

SALTO 5 French detective series to re discover on the
Ex-great figure of the Marseille police, Alex Hugo chooses to retrain in the rural police force in the heart of the mountains to escape the violence of the city. But very quickly, new criminal investigations presented themselves to him … Served by sumptuous natural settings, the series was carried by a Samuel Le Bihan charismatic in the role of this hero, half cop, half hiker, alongside Lionnel Astier (the irascible Léodagan de Kaamelott), Mickaël Fitoussi or even Marilyne Canto. Each 90 minutes long, the episodes are partly signed by Franck Thilliez, screenwriter and author of successful thrillers.
A brilliant forensic scientist, Raphaël Balthazar fascinates as much as he exasperates with his charm and his contempt for conventions. In front of him, the police commander Hélène Bach, new to the Criminal, will have to learn to work with her unusual methods. Together, they will have to face crimes as sordid as they are complex … Balthazar’s strength lies in the ambiguous duo formed by Tomer Sisley and Hélène de Fougerolles, blowing hot and cold on their investigations. And if the upcoming season 4 of the series will be without the actress, a new female character will be introduced in the next episodes, marking a new cycle that promises change for her hero.
Separated from the father of her four children, Candice Renoir returns to service after a ten-year break to take care of her family. Now in the south of France, she takes the head of a new team at the Public Security of Investigation, where she quickly uses her sense of observation and the finesse of her analyzes … With almost nine seasons on the clock, the series led by Cécile Bois seduces with its simple and unpretentious tone and its gallery ofhe endearing characters, starting with his (anti) heroine as refreshing as she is imperfect, woman-cop and single mother who accepts her failures and mistakes.
We no longer present Captain Marleau, embodied by the unmistakable Corinne Masiero. Sou in intentionally offbeat ways, this off the beaten track cop stalks suspects like prey and likes to surprise them out of the blue. Each 90-minute episode revolves around a central guest to give the answer to the cheeky actress who has no tongue in her pocket, far from the stereotypes of classic policewomen. In front of the realization of Josée Dayan thus succeeded Isabelle Adjani, Edouard Baer, ​​Joey Starr or even Benjamin Biolay.

The Little Murders of Agatha Christie

Getting a facelift every season, Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie is a collection of retro detective films whose investigations are inspired by the famous crime queen novels. Season 1, set in the 1930s, features commissioner Larosière and his deputy Lampion, played by Antoine Duléry and Marius Colucci; the second season then makes a jump in the years 1950 to 1960 with a trio, formed by the journalist Alice Avril (Blandine Bellavoir), Commissioner Swan Laurence (Samuel Labarthe) and his secretary Marlène Leroy (Elodie Frenck). Finally the third season, launched on January 29, takes place in the 1970s in Lille, and follows in the footsteps of Annie Gréco (Emilie Gavois-Kahn), first female commissioner of Lille, supported by Max Beretta (Arthur Dupont) a young hothead recruit, and psychologist Rose Bellecour (Chloe Chaudoye). Dazzling in its historical reconstructions and served by powerful dialogues, Les Petits Meurtres is particularly enchanting when it allows itself some liberties in its narration, such as the amazing musical episode which closes season 2. A colorful nugget not to be missed!