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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 ...  Sébastien Crozet 6 episodes, 2017
Julien Tortora Julien Tortora ...  Gallieni 6 episodes, 2017
Steve Tran Steve Tran ...  Achille 6 episodes, 2017
Yannig Samot Yannig 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 ...  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:

28 August 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La Mante See more »

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Production Co:

Septembre Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Nice but not amazing
15 September 2017 | by shalseaSee all my reviews

To be honest, the first thing you need to know is that there are a few inconsistencies which can make you think that this can't be real. Apart from that, the story itself is interesting and keeps pushing the characters further and further.

The good acting is a big part of La Mante's charisma and this is what you need to watch this six-episodes show at least once. You get easily attached and it is nice to see that much known faces outside of their comfort.

There are enough exciting twists to keep the story good and each of them brings with it a controversial subject beautifully established.

Manon Azem is a true diamond which everyone needs to keep an eye on, and Fred Testot is pretty convincing when he's not trying to make us laugh.

At the end, it's a good surprise and even without being exceptional, it's still a refreshing thriller show.


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