Series Murders at… finds a new breath thanks to the duo full of tenderness formed by Élodie Frenck and Bruno Todeschini. A new episode not to be missed this Saturday September 2 at 9 p.m. on France 3.
After its tenth year of existence, an anniversary celebrated last April with a poor episode in Saint-Malo, it was feared that the series of Murders at… hard to renew. This episode, directed by Marjolaine de Lecluse in the magnificent setting of the Château de Chantilly and its equestrian academy, proves the contrary. It would also be good if it could inspire the next issues.
In writing, Matthieu Savignac, also at work for fiction Font, has indeed found the perfect balance between criminal intrigue and historical narrative. It all starts with a murder. This is the very principle of this meeting which often pes the bar of 5 million viewers. The lifeless body of a young rider was discovered in the lodges of the old equestrian theater of the Château de Chantilly. She was killed with a blunt object. Was she hiding a secret? Was she blackmailing a staff member at the castle? On her ring finger, we notice a mysterious ring. A ring at the origin of a dark legend…
Fortunately, this story will not pollute the episode, as is often the case in the Murders at… It does not become the supernatural tree that hides the small handful of suspects, among whom we quickly discover the culprit. Which, after all, allows you to fall asleep without anxiety.
Complicity on screen
This time, Matthieu Savignac knew how to play on the opposition between the two investigators – who is another imposed figure of the Murders in… – by bringing together two freshly divorced gendarmerie captains, Antoine Mercier and Juliette Delambre. The cast does the rest, very well indeed, since these roles have been entrusted to Bruno Todeschini, already remarkable for his ambiguity in season 1 of BRI, the new detective series from Canal+. Facing him, Élodie Frenck shows that it would have been a shame to confine her to the character of the pretty idiot that she embodied in Agatha Christie’s Les Pe Meurtres. Their bond on the screen is quite remarkable, so much so that we could well see them becoming the recurring heroes of their own series. Especially since their ociation benefits from other good interpretations, in particular that of Hippolyte Girardot, the culprit designated in the custom-made suit of Demeziere, patron of the Château de Chantilly, whose very high-placed supporters allow him to taunt the blues. And skillfully maintain a false track.