|The Frankfurt-Tipp rating - Movie:
|Candice Renoir – Saison 7
|Pascal Lahmani, Olivier Barma, Raphaël Lenglet
|Approx. 521 min.
|Number of discs:
|German, French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Content: Chief Inspector Candice Renoir (Cécile Bois) has actually done it: she has said yes to her Max (Benjamin Baroche). But the couple can enjoy their honeymoon together only briefly, because Candice learns that Antoine (Raphaël Lenglet) was hit by a car on the day of their wedding and has since been hospitalized. As if that weren't enough, she is also called to a murder case, where she meets Nathalie Delpech (Marie Vincent), the new head of forensic medicine. With all this hustle and bustle, a romantic honeymoon is out of the question. And so Candice has to get back to her daily routine as a police officer, solving all kinds of tricky murder cases, while her new patchwork family is always fighting. When her sister Belinda (Maëva Pasquali) shows up and turns Antoine's head, she is thrown into a real emotional chaos. Finally, she makes a decision that could change everything...
"Candice Renoir" finally continues in Germany. While in their French homeland already the ninth season was to be seen, celebrates here in Germany season 7 premiere. Just a few minutes after the start of the season premiere, it is again clear what makes this special charm of the series. The mixture of sometimes absurd (and also macabre) murder cases and the extremely turbulent private life of the investigator are just a lot of fun. But the fact that the rest of her team also remains not just nice accessories, but consists of interesting, evolving characters, does the series really good.
But in addition to old familiar characters and motifs, there is also a bit of fresh air in the new episodes: Newcomer Nathalie Delpech, for example, is a real asset to the team. Her open manner, infused with cynical humor, makes for amused smiles time and again. Also new this season is Maëva Pasquali in a recurring role as Candice's sister, which makes the already difficult relationship with Antoine even more complicated. Yet the fronts should be clarified at the latest with their wedding...
In addition, of course, all kinds of crimes must be solved again, such as the alleged suicide of a politician, a stabbed "Fischerstecher" or a missing amateur boxer keep Candice and her team mighty on their toes. Especially interesting is a little detour to Paris, which could have consequences for the future of Candice and thus for the whole series. But that's not the only question that remains open at the end. Because the season ends with a small cliffhanger.
This is very predictable from a certain point, but still works very well. One would like to know most immediately how it goes on with Candice and (the name is not betrayed here) and how her professional future will develop. All in all, also applies to these ten episodes quite clearly: absolutely worth seeing!
Picture + Sound: The image of the DVD brings some vacation feeling in our living rooms. This is ensured by the shots of the southern French filming locations, which please with a good overall sharpness and very warm colors. Minor blurring in detail and in darker scenes hardly stand out negatively. The audio is in a Dolby Digital 2.0 mix determined by the dialogue, which is now and then filled with life by the music and atmospheric ambient sounds. Good!
Extras: Bonus material has the DVD set unfortunately not to offer.
Conclusion: "Candice Renoir" finally continues in Germany. In the seventh season, the series convinces again with a mixture of classic crime fare and charming comedy. The cases Candice has to solve are at least as turbulent as her private life, which is turned upside down in this season. The ten new episodes are presented on three DVDs in good picture and sound quality. Unfortunately, there is no bonus material for this season either. Not only for fans of the series, but also for all others who appreciate charming crime fare from France, applies here quite clearly: absolutely recommendable!
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