Commissioning broadcaster

France 3

Program type

  • Drama
    • Procedural / Police

The body of a 60-year-old man is found in a Protestant cemetery that’s been abandoned for more than 200 years, outside the village of Mornac-sur-Seudre in France’s Charente-Maritime region. The victim was stabbed to death and left lying naked, curled up in a fetal position, alongside an oyster shell with his name engraved inside. The careful staging is particularly unsettling for Judith Valeix, who’s on her first case as the new chief of the La Tremblade police force.

Who could’ve wanted one of Marennes-Oléron’s top oyster farmers dead? Is the murder linked to the businessman’s heavy-handed efforts to expand his operations by avidly buying up other oyster farms? Or are there deeper motives, rooted in the past of a land once torn apart by religious strife?

As she delves into the murky past of this marsh-filled land and its modern-day oyster trade, Captain Valeix will get a helping hand from Dr. Vincent Lazare, the local medical examiner. But they’ll have to work fast, because apparently the murderer isn’t done yet!


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International Broadcasters

  • RTBF (Belgium)
  • RTS (Switzerland)


17 Juin

Financial partners

AT-Production, RTBF, CNC, RTS, Département Charente-Maritime

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