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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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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 December 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La Mante See more »

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Septembre Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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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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Great acting, Great directing, Horrible Writing
7 January 2018 | by MerchantDiggerSee all my reviews

The gripping performances by the brilliant actors in this series will have you overlooking every single implausible moment until it, unfortunately, all becomes too much.

This show has writing that can't even seem to get the most basic details right and the premise is underutilized. If you're like me and forgot to the check the episode count before watching the show, you'll be in a surprised that the show is only 6 episodes! The pacing is too slow to give viewers a clue that they're in for a short ride just by watching the show.

From the acting to the directing, this is show is packed with a lot of talent, but none of it is in the area of writing. I thought I had moved past show my youth where I watched awful shows like Pretty Little Liars but I managed to find worse in this series.

My rating is three stars because the many talented people in this series deserve some credit. Don't even bother watching this series.


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