International Premiere | TV Series | France | 2023 | Thriller, Drama | 8 x 52 min | Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2 | In French with English subtitles
Directed by: Danielle Arbid, Keren Ben Rafael
Created by: Anne Landois
Written by: Anne Landois, Audrey Fouché, Élise Benroubi, Simon Jablonka, Rachid Santaki, Laurent Mercier, Nacim Mehtar, Sonia Emamzadeh, Hada Korera
Produced by: Anne Landois, Vassili Clert (Sortilèges Productions)
Cinematography: Noé Bach, Damien Dufresne
Film Editing: Floriane Allier, Jean-Francois Elie, Joël Jacovella, Aïn Varet
Original Score: Grandbrothers
Cast: Alice Isaaz (Roxane Bauer), Raphaël Acloque (Bilal), Nailia Harzoune (Yasmine), Kevin Bago (Cherilus), Rachid Guellaz (Karim), Rani Bheemuck (Judge Sophia Bokobza)
International Sales: StudioCanal
Original Broadcast: Canal+ September 18, 2023
A successful associate at the prestigious Paris law firm owned by her husband’s wealthy family, Roxane Bauer is forced out of the firm when her seemingly-perfect husband is shockingly accused of rape. Roxane returns to the underprivileged neighborhood she grew up in, to follow her true calling as a criminal lawyer, even if it means she must defend the same local criminals she once escaped. Created by Anne Landois, showrunner of the International Emmy Award-winning series Spiral, whose signature themes run throughout this story, as well — the role of women in society, a hyper-realistic representation of the French judicial system, and sharply written investigations. A compelling new drama with a tough, modern, endearing female lead torn between two worlds.
Showrunner Anne Landois has worked as a television writer for some 27 years. Her credits include the TV movies Paroles d’enfant (1996), Crime sans témoin (1996), Dark Desires: Crime of Love (1997), La colère d’une mère (1997), Le mensonge (1997), Divorce sans merci (1998), and Rendez-moi justice (2007); as well as the TV series Un homme en colère (1999), Vérité oblige (2000), Brigade spéciale (2002), Duelles (2000-2002), Vertiges (1998-2003) and Septième ciel Belgique (2006-2007). She was creator and showrunner of the Canal+ mega-hit series Spiral (2010-17), which was nominated for an International BAFTA Award, as Best International Series, and snagged a 2015 Globes de Cristal Award for Best TV Movie or Series, and an International Emmy for Best Dramatic Series. Landois also created the TF1 miniseries The Promise (2020), which won the Audience Award at the Cognac Festival du Film Policier.