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|Originaltitel:||Candice Renoir – Saison 1|
|Regie:||Nicolas Picard Dreyfuss, Christophe Douchand|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 416 Min.|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
|Anzahl der Disc:||3|
|Sprachen:||German, French (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
Content: For ten years Candice Renoir (Cécile Bois) has not worked as a policewoman anymore. She had quit her job to support her husband and go abroad with him. In return, he betrayed her and abandoned her. Now Candice, a single mother of four not exactly easy-care children, is trying to regain a foothold in her old profession. But that's easier said than done. Because a lot has changed in ten years. And Candice is not exactly welcomed with open arms by her new colleagues. Especially Capitaine Antoine Dumas (Raphaël Lenglet) can't take the blonde detective commissioner seriously with her slightly naïve appearance and her Barbie outfit and lets her feel it clearly. But it doesn't take long until Candice's very special flair and her ability to think outside the box teach her colleagues better. Behind the good facade is a tough, ingenious investigator, who not only solves some tricky cases, but also manages her family and her turbulent emotional world…
"Candice Renoir" is an extremely entertaining crime series, which has already completed three very successful seasons in France. Season four is already in the starting blocks. In Germany, the first two seasons have now appeared, which quickly make it clear why the series is so successful and popular. The cases themselves, which Renoir and her team are investigating, are probably only partly to blame. Because they offer good, but also quite conventional entertainment. Especially crime thriller fans are unlikely to experience any big surprises here. But it always depends on how you get what you know. And here the makers have shown off with several aspects, which finally lift "Candice Renoir" out of the series uniformity.
There is of course first and foremost the strong main character. Of course, there are also other series in which a single mother works as a policewoman. Debra Messing as "Detective Laura Diamond" is probably the most recent example. But the well written scripts and especially the pleasantly multi-layered play of Cécile Bois make Candice Renoir a really interesting character. Her investigative methods are often somewhat stubborn and reveal a strength that one as a spectator - as well as her colleagues - does not really trust her to have at the beginning. Candice Renoir is the perfect example that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
The harmonious interplay between the crime story and Renoir's turbulent private life also ensures that the entertainment value always remains at a very high level. Even if the wheel is not reinvented here, the series is simply fun and has an enormous addictive factor that is hard to avoid. If you like exciting, but also amusing crime food in front of a picturesque backdrop, you shouldn't miss this charming and extremely clever investigator. Absolutely worth seeing!
image + sound: The image of the DVD presents itself in very warm colors and has a good to very good overall sharpness. Here and there there there are minor weaknesses in the detail display, which occur especially in darker moments. But the beautiful pictures of the small coastal town Sète compensate for some smaller weak points. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mix lets the dialogues sound very powerful from the frontal area. Some small sound effects and ambient noises also provide some movement in the surround area, which is at least filled with life from time to time. Good!
Extras: Unfortunately there is no bonus material.
Fazit: "Candice Renoir" is a very entertaining crime series with a strong leading actress. The cases Renoir and her team are investigating offer conventional genre food, but it's smart and stirring. In addition, the double burden as a policewoman and single mother as well as the no less chaotic emotional life of Candice Renoir ensure that the entertainment value remains at a high level even in the episodes in which the resolution of the investigation work is quite predictable. The DVD presents the murderous hustle and bustle in the southern French coastal town of Sète in good picture and sound quality. Unfortunately there is no bonus material. Nevertheless, this applies to all lovers of entertaining crime food and strong investigators: absolutely recommended!
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