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La Mante 

A serial killer, nicknamed 'La Mante' decides to collaborate with the police when a string of murders that copycat her style suddenly appear.
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Series cast summary:
Carole Bouquet ...  Jeanne 6 episodes, 2017
Fred Testot Fred Testot ...  Damien 6 episodes, 2017
Manon Azem ...  Lucie 6 episodes, 2017
Pascal Demolon Pascal Demolon ...  Feracci 6 episodes, 2017
Frédérique Bel ...  Virginie 6 episodes, 2017
Jacques Weber ...  Charles Carrot 6 episodes, 2017
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ...  Alex Crozet 6 episodes, 2017
Élodie Navarre ...  Szofia 6 episodes, 2017
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ...  Sébastien Crozet 6 episodes, 2017
Julien Tortora Julien Tortora ...  Gallieni 6 episodes, 2017
Steve Tran Steve Tran ...  Achille 6 episodes, 2017
Yanig Samot Yanig Samot ...  Bertrand 6 episodes, 2017
Adama Niane Adama Niane ...  Stern 6 episodes, 2017
Pierre Deny Pierre Deny ...  Préfet 3 episodes, 2017
Christophe Favre Christophe Favre ...  Baptiste Séverin 3 episodes, 2017
Cassiopée Mayance Cassiopée Mayance ...  Ninon 3 episodes, 2017
Marc Fayet Marc Fayet ...  Médecin légiste 2 episodes, 2017
Hubert Saint-Macary Hubert Saint-Macary ...  Psychiatre Muller 2 episodes, 2017


Paris, present days. Police faces with a psychopath whose murders are inspired by Jeanne Deber, known as « The Mantis », a famous serial killer who terrorised the country 20 years ago. Believing it takes one to know one, the Police asks Jeanne Deber to help hunt the copycat. Placed in solitary confinement since her arrest, "The Mantis" agrees at one condition : to deal only with detective Damien Carrot, who happens to be her son and who has broken ties with her mother a long time ago - Damien has no choice. A serial killer is on the loose and could strike anytime, anywhere in Paris. Written by AB International Distribution

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Release Date:

29 December 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Septembre Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In episode 3, Virginie (Frédérique Bel) mentions she is a fan of sci-fi, Philip K Dick and Metal Hurlant [Chronicles]. Bel appeared in the TV series based on the books. See more »

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How to turn a good concept and excellent acting into a bad screenplay.
13 February 2018 | by imdb-4066See all my reviews

The scenario is unbelievable, in particular the incompetence of the French police as depicted. Throughout the series the police acts in the most unprofessional way. They spend lavishly to house a convict in a castle, they let someone with close personal ties to the events lead the enquiry, hide key information for the investigating team, jump in the line of fire, show themselves incapable of rounding up a killer running on high heels, chitchat endlessly instead of organizing a pursuit, never think of tracing the cellphone of a suspect, ... In comparison Inspector Clouseau and the Gendarmes de St Tropez look like geniuses !

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