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Originally entitled Les Temoins, Witnesses is a high suspense thriller television series from France that is available in the United States with English subtitles. The six one-hour episodes follow a young female lead detective and a formerly-retired crime squad veteran who work around the clock to solve the mystery of a killer who gets revenge by desecrating graves and putting the exhumed bodies in show homes.

Saturdays on France 2
2 Seasons, 15 Episodes
January 5, 2015
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Marie Dompnier, Jan Hammenecker, Alexandre Carrière, Florence Bolufer
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Witnesses Full Episode Guide

  • Sandra has fallen into the clutches of the killer, who is keeping her captive and intends to subject her, and her former lovers, to the same treatment he had given his previous victims. Meanwhile, the police investigation, now headed by Justine and Max, is getting nowhere, as Audrey Solange refuses to talk. And, worried about Sandra's whereabouts, Catherine does some investigating of her own.

  • Sandra investigates the Mount St Michel orphanage, and discovers an old group photo of the children who once lived there. She decides to track down each of the children. Is she starting to close in on the killer?

  • Antoine's car is found on the side of the road in the middle of a forest, but there is no trace of Antoine himself. Sandra is still on the run with Catherine, as the two try to figure out who Martin Souriau is covering for and extract information from him to lead them to the killer, and to Catherine's missing baby. Meanwhile, police uncover the identity of the second killer.

  • Believing him to be the kidnapper, Catherine holds Martin Souriau captive. She is frantic to find her missing child and will go to any length to make Souriau talk. Meanwhile, Maxine wants to take Sandra off the case and put her under police protection, along with all of her exes. Sandra reailses she is falling for Antoine, but could Antoine be the man who broke into her apartment?

  • When the body of a young woman is found buried under a wind turbine, police work to figure out if and how this death might be related to the other murders. Detective Sandra Winckler starts using the same dating app that Catherine Keemer had used in the run-up to her abduction, in an effort to track down the man who snatched Catherine. But is this, and the budding friendship between the two women, a step too far in becoming personally involved in the investigation?

  • Sandra and the investigating team begin to figure out the killer's modus operandi, as Sandra becomes increasingly convinced that Catherine holds the key to the mystery. But can Catherine be trusted? Is she really just an innocent victim? Meanwhile, someone else steps forward claiming to know who the killer is.

  • The frozen bodies of 15 men are discovered on an abandoned bus in the middle of the northern French countryside. Detective Sandra Winckler is part of the police investigation into this mysterious find, and soon enough her team discovers the one thing that linked the dead men - all 15 had at some point been involved with a woman named Catherine Keemer. But there's a twist - Catherine Keemer herself disappeared three years ago.

  • Paul, rescued by Sandra, discovers the truth: the person digging up the bodies is hiding in their past. A troubled past which has resurfaced. Guilt buried for a very long time... Paul and Sandra will have to stretch their very own limits to finally get to the bottom of the "model home case".

  • Kaz Gorbier steps into action and reveals himself: he kidnaps his own family and lures Paul Maisonneuve into a trap. Will Sandra Winckler be able to foil Gorbier's schemes? Will she solve the numerous mysteries building up around the "model home case"?

  • Paul Maisonneuve and Sandra Winckler, two chalk-and-cheese cops, are faced with the show-home case. Paul is a mysterious man. What is he hiding? Who from his past could be guilty, wanted by every police officer in northern France?

  • Paul Maisonneuve and Sandra Winckler, two chalk-and-cheese cops, are faced with the show-home case. A victim of attempted homicide, Paul Maisonneuve is a mysterious man. What secret is he hiding? Who from his past could be guilty party, most-wanted by every police officer in northern France?

  • The north of France. Dessecrated graves. Dead bodies dug up and left in model homes. Around the bodies, immaculate furniture and idealized family photos. Sandra Winckler, a young detective leading the case, discovers the photo of Paul Maisonneuve, a legend of the northern France Crime Squad who will be forced to "resume duty".

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