August brings the premieres of 24 new Euro TV series and seasons from 12 countries to the US (and beyond), and there’s much more besides for stateside audiences.
To see the complete list of Euro TV shows available in the US and UK, see the Euro TV Shows by Language section. Viewers in the US can check the ongoing updates of titles released throughout each month on the Euro TV Viewing Guide page.
All programs listed here are shown in their original language with English subtitles, except where noted. The trailers below, which may or may not have English subtitles, might not be suitable for all audiences; viewer discretion is advised.
Programs and dates are subject to change without prior notice.
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Crime Scene Sweden: Season 10 (Svenska fall) (Sweden)
This true-crime docuseries returns with eight more riveting murder cases that have taken place in Sweden in recent history. The fascinating stories are told through pictures, recordings from court rooms, press conferences, and news articles, as well as interviews with eyewitnesses, relatives, lawyers, police officers, and journalists. The episodes are: “Head in the Canal” (“Huvudet i kanalen“); “The Repentant Killer” (“Den ångerfulle mördaren“); “Death on the Shooting Range” (“Döden på skjutbanan“); “The Poison Woman” (“Giftkvinnan“); “The Death of Recycling” (“Döden på återvinningen“); “Högdalen“; “Arlandarånet“; and “The Tax Collector” (“Tjallaren“). Crime Scene Sweden: Season 10 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, August 1, exclusively on Viaplay.
Louis XXVIII (France)
Set in 2021 in an alternate France, where the monarchy was never abolished, this satirical comedy series revolves around insolent teenager Cédric (Nils Othenin-Hirard, The Colors of Fire). After the entire French royal family are lost in a tragic plane crash, government officials meet in Versailles to ensure a proper successor: The next in line to the throne must be male, of royal blood, and with no criminal record — which immediately rules out all of the expected successors. The unexpected one is Cédric, born of a failed relationship between his mother, Samia (Nadia Roz, Murder in…), and a minor aristocrat sixteen years earlier. With her son now being His Majesty Louis XXVIII, Samia will have to do her best to protect the country from an unscrupulous regent while concurrently saving it from the immaturity of her own child!
Soulcatcher (Operacja: Soulcatcher) (Poland)
Piotr Witkowski (A Night at the Kindergarten, Queen) stars in this action thriller film as a military contractor hired to seize a weapon that turns people into savage killers. When his brother falls victim to the device, his search for the weapon becomes a quest for revenge.
Costars include Jacek Koman (The Defence), Jacek Poniedzialek (Hold Tight), Mariusz Bonaszewski (Bartkowiak), Aleksandra Adamska (Family Secrets), Sebastian Stankiewicz (Sexify), Michalina Olszanska (1983), Mateusz Rzezniczak (Furioza), and Jacek Knap (In for a Murder), amongst others.
Soulcatcher, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, August 2, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Last Hours of Mario Biondo (Las últimas horas de Mario Biondo) (Spain)
This true-crime docuseries sheds new light on the final hours of Mario Biondo, the Italian husband of Spanish TV host Raquel Sánchez-Silva. Biondo was found dead in the living room of their Madrid apartment on May 30, 2013, but with no apparent signs of violence, his family believe Sánchez-Silva had something to do with his death. The complex investigation raised a lot of questions that have persisted to this day — turning the case into one of the most highly-covered media stories in recent history in Spain.
The Last Hours of Mario Biondo, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, August 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Accident (El Accidente) (Spain)
Inma Cuesta (The Mess You Leave Behind, Criminal: Spain, Arde Madrid) stars in this mystery thriller as Lucía, the wife of José (Quim Gutiérrez, Honeymoon with My Mother, The Neighbor) and the mother of their children. Soon after José leaves for a flight, the plane crashes, leaving no survivors and Lucía devastated. But José’s name isn’t on the passenger manifest or the list of the deceased, and his body is nowhere to be found. This prompts a frantic Lucía to launch her own search for the truth of what happened to José — leading her to discover that her husband is perhaps not the person she believed him to be… and that she herself could become a woman she didn’t know she could be…
Murder by the Lake: Season 3 (Die Toten vom Bodensee) (new episodes) (Germany-Austria)
This popular cross-border crime drama set around Lake Constance returns with two new episodes in which German homicide inspector Micha Oberländer (Matthias Koeberlin, Charité) must team up with a new partner from the Austrian police: Inspector Luisa Hoffmann (Alina Fritsch, Freud). Their first case together involves the death of a man who had photos of the family of Professor Lambeck, head of the psychiatric clinic at Lake Constance — all with the eyes gouged out — and the disappearance of a deaf girl who had been watching the detectives in the forest where the victim was found.
Norwegian Crime Cases: Season 4 (Norske Krimsaker) (Norway)
This gripping true-crime docuseries returns with five new episodes, each of which focuses on one Norwegian criminal case, how it was solved, and the stories of the people involved. Norwegian Crime Cases: Season 4 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, August 8, exclusively on Viaplay.
Tatort: Vienna: Season 1 (Austria)
This long-running crime drama series, another in the Tatort franchise, centers on the criminal investigations of Moritz Eisner (Harald Krassnitzer, Murder by the Lake), a rather rough and gruff but intuitive detective, and his sensitive, alcohol-dependent partner, Bibi Fellner (Adele Neuhauser, Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries), of the Vienna Police’s murder squad. Season 1 consists of 11 episodes.
Limbo: Season 1 (Sweden)
Inspired by an actual event, this character-driven drama series centers on Ebba (Rakel Wärmländer, Summer with the Family, The Sandhamn Murders), My (Sofia Helin, The Bridge, Lust), and Gloria (Louise Peterhoff, The Truth Will Out, Blue Eyes), who have a seemingly perfect everyday life as mothers, partners, lovers, friends, and careerists. My fears that her last chance to become a mother has passed; Ebba struggles not to be overtaken by the younger generation at the real estate firm; and Gloria’s constant worry is that she will die single. Problems aside, though, they have each other and their families. But when the phone rings in the middle of the night, everything changes. Their teenage sons borrowed a car without permission and ended up in an accident, which puts the women’s relationships — to both their families and each other — to the test.
The six-episode Limbo: Season 1 premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, August 10, exclusively on Viaplay.
The Communion Girl (La niña de la comunión) (Spain)
Set in Spain in the late 1980s, this horror film centers on Sara (Carla Campra, La otra mirada), a newcomer who tries to fit in with the other teens in the tight-knit small town in the province of Tarragona. After she and her extroverted best friend, Rebe (Aina Quiñones, Bird Box: Barcelona), go out to a nightclub one night, they head for home and come upon a little girl holding a doll, dressed for her first communion. That’s when the nightmare begins…
Don’t Leave Me (Non mi lasciare) (Italy)
In this crime drama, Deputy Chief Elena Zonin (Vittoria Puccini, The Trial) lives and works in Rome, where she deals with computer crimes and hunts down a network of paedophiles responsible for the kidnapping and sale of minors on the web. When the lifeless body of a child is found in the Venice lagoon, Elena immediately investigates the case, convinced that it can be traced back to the wider investigation she has been working on for years. For Elena, going to Venice also means going home; it’s where she mysteriously left twenty years earlier.
In Venice she finds Daniele (Alessandro Roja, 1992), her great love at that time, now a policeman like her, and Giulia (Sarah Felberbaum, The Young Montalbano), Daniele’s wife, who was once Elena’s best friend. Soon Elena finds herself caught between the memories and places of her youth, just as the investigation leads the police to uncover a complex and articulated case — one that will end up involving influential and unsuspected enemies, placing Elena and Daniele in the eye of the storm of an unprecedented mission, which will endanger both of their lives.
Dark Rivers (Ein Krimi aus Passau) (Germany)
Set in the peaceful town of Passau in lower Bavaria, this series of four feature-length mystery-crime dramas center on three characters: Frederike Bader (Marie Leuenberger, Blackout), Mia Bader (Nadja Sabersky, At Home in the Mountains), and Ferdinand Zankl (Michael Ostrowski, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)).
In the series opener, a Berlin cop testifies against a powerful Arabic clan boss, and afterward is forced to start a new life with her adopted daughter in Passau under the witness protection plan, which gives them new jobs, fictitious biographies, and false names. Now the former cop is known as Frederike Bader, a precision forge quality inspector, and the former drug dealer is known as Mia Bader, a confectionery shop salesperson. After Frederike saves private detective Ferdinand Zankl from a violent altercation, he gets suspicious and tracks her down. Meanwhile, a relative of the imprisoned clan leader is on a mission to find and get rid of the mother and daughter (permanently). So when the Baders’ whereabouts become public, the consequences are fatal…
Dark Rivers, a Topic Original, premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, August 17, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon. New episodes will debut weekly through September 7.
This intense and atmospheric Nordic noir crime drama follows mysterious disappearances in a remote, wolf-inhabited forest and one woman’s search for the truth. When young Daniel vanishes, rumors that wolves are responsible immediately swirl amongst the locals. Meanwhile, biologist Emma Salomonsen (Ida Elise Broch, Home for Christmas, A Storm for Christmas) and her son, Leo (Viljar Knutsen Bjaadal, Dancing Queen), are in Østbygda to visit her father, Marius (Magnus Krepper, Before We Die), a controversial wolf researcher. When Emma discovers Daniel’s bloody jacket in Marius’s home — and then Marius disappears, as well — Emma is forced to rely on her own instincts and understanding of wolves to uncover the dark truth.
Costars include Jan Gunnar Røise (Pernille), Jonas Strand Gravli (Ragnarok), Julia Schacht (The Machinery), Cengiz Al (Dancing Queen), Øystein Røger (Aber Bergen), and Ingjerd Egeberg (Mammon), amongst others.
The six-episode Fenris premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, August 17, exclusively on Viaplay.
10 Days of a Bad Man (Kötü Adamin 10 Günü) (Türkiye)
In the second mystery thriller film of what will be a trilogy based on the “10 Days of a Good Man” novels by Mehmet Eroglu, ex-lawyer-turned-private investigator Sadik (Nejat İşler, As the Crow Flies, 10 Days of a Good Man), now battered, broken, and bereaved, must muscle his way through a tangle of lies to uncover the truth behind a mansion murder. 10 Days of a Bad Man, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, August 18, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Charité: Season 3 (Germany)
Set in East Berlin in 1961, the third season of this historical drama sees Dr. Ella Wendt (Nina Gummich, Babylon Berlin) transferred from Senftenberg to the Charité Hospital, as East German doctors and nurses are leaving for West Berlin in droves. She’s hoping for support from respected serologist and forensic pathologist Prof. Otto Prokop (Philipp Hochmair, The Empress) for her early cancer detection research, but his focus is on the autopsy of a man with strangulation marks. Meanwhile, a West Berlin boy with symptoms of polio is brought to the children’s ward, where pediatrician Ingeborg Rapoport (Nina Kunzendorf, Furia) tries to save his life by putting him in the “iron lung,” and a woman with abdominal pain is confirmed to have late-stage cancer. Outside, the Berlin Wall is being built…
The season costars Uwe Ochsenknecht (The Berlin Dance School), Franz Hartwig (Pagan Peak), Patricia Meeden (Wilsberg), Max Wagner (Leipzig Homicide), and Uwe Preuss (Deutschland 83/86/89).
Freezing Embrace (Hautalehto: Kylmä syli) (Finland)
Based on the fourth title in Christian Rönnbacka’s popular “Antti Hautalehto” detective novel series, this crime drama follows Chief Inspector Antti Hautalehto (Mikko Leppilampi, Arctic Circle, Bordertown) as he investigates the mysterious, almost weekly drownings of young men in the river in the small town of Borgå. As the investigation continues, Antti begins to suspect a fellow cop of the killings, and soon he and the entire Borgå police force are suspected of protecting one of their own. But there is more to the case than meets the eye, and it isn’t until Antti begins to follow a different line of inquiry that he gets close to the truth and to the real killer.
Squared Love Everlasting (Poland)
Following Squared Love and Squared Love All Over Again, this third romantic comedy film in the “Squared Love” franchise sees the romance between down-to-earth teacher Monika (Adrianna Chlebicka) and flashy influencer Enzo (Mateusz Banasiuk) get tested when a person from the past threatens their happily ever after.
Squared Love Everlasting, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, August 23, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
In this feel-good feature film, Regitze (Danica Curcic, The Chestnut Man, Equinox) no longer speaks to her father, Jan (Lars Brygmann, Dicte, Unit One). But when they both discover that Regitze’s mother’s dying wish was for them to follow the Camino de Santiago, the two set out on the 260-kilometre journey, embarking on an epic adventure together.
Camino premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, August 24, exclusively on Viaplay.
Ragnarok: Season 3 (Norway)
In the third and final season of this hit Norwegian fantasy drama, an epic final battle of gods against giants is where the fortitude of 18-year-old Magne (David Stakston, Skam) will face its ultimate test. But how will Magne keep his cool, make the right choices, and fight an ancient and powerful enemy, one that keeps an entire country in an iron grip, when he’s a teenager in love? Sure, he’s armed with the world’s mightiest weapon, but he’s also trying to figure out who he is. Magne must weigh every step on his journey from child to adult, as well as navigate the many relationships he has finally managed to forge in his small town. But when it all comes down to it, who is his friend and who is his enemy?
Ragnarok: Season 3, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, August 24, exclusively on Netflix.
Killer Book Club (El club de los lectores criminales) (Spain)
Based on the novel El club de los lectores criminales by Carlos García Miranda, this horror thriller sees eight university students meeting every week in a book club to share their passion for horror literature. After being accomplices in a costume prank that ends in a fatal accident and a pact of silence, the group of young people are threatened by an anonymous writer who wants to reveal their dark secret. Their stalker threatens to publish on social media a bloody horror novel based on them. With every chapter published, one of them will die. While they distrust each other, the group members start a fight for survival in the middle of campus. Any one of them could be the next victim — or the killer.
Killer Book Club, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, August 25, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Museum: Season 2 (Yr Amgueddfa) (Wales)
Following on from the events in Season 1, the new season of this critically-acclaimed drama finds Della (Nia Roberts, Hidden) temporarily reassigned from her role as director of a museum in Cardiff and now running a museum in a rural town in West Wales. Despite the change, Della finds that the world of art crime follows her wherever she goes…
The Museum: Season 2 premieres in North America as a 6-episode binge on Monday, August 28, exclusively on BritBox.
Crime Is Her Game (Le crime lui va si bien) (France)
This cop comedy follows police partners Gaby Molina (Claudia Tagbo, Lanester) and Céline Richer (Hélène Seuzaret, Magellan). Country girl Gaby is borderline, messy, and unpolished, a cop and a farmer who splits her time between maintaining the family farm she inherited and resolving criminal investigations; city girl Céline is upright, formal, and respectful of the rules. Despite their opposite natures, the two women manage to get past their enmity to form a successful detective duo, ready to take on any new case.
Face To Face: Season 3 (Forhøret) (Denmark)
The third and final season of this intense psychological interrogation drama is a who’s who of Nordic TV, starting with International Emmy® Awards winner Lars Mikkelsen (The Dreamer – Becoming Karen Blixen, Borgen, Ride Upon the Storm), who leads the cast as billionaire entrepreneur Holger Lang, the head of Lang Enterprises. After Holger receives a strange video and watches in horror the brutal murder of Christina (Alma Ekehed Thomsen), his protégé and potential heir to the company, Holger becomes consumed with rage — confronting and questioning his colleagues, friends, enemies, and even family, in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth behind who killed Christina and why.
Costars include Pilou Asbaek (Games of Thrones), Olaf Johannessen (Trom), Evin Ahmad (Snabba Cash), Nicholas Bro (The Kingdom), Albert Arthur Amiryan (Powder Keg), Jakob Oftebro (Agent Hamilton), Josephine Park (The Nurse), Søren Malling (Borgen), Sverrir Gudnason (Love Me), Lene Maria Christensen (Pros and Cons), Solbjørg Højfeldt (The Kingdom), and Lars Brygmann (Dicte).
The eight-episode Face To Face: Season 3 premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, August 31, exclusively on Viaplay.
Spellbound: Season 1A (France-Germany)
In this family-friendly young adult drama, vivacious 15-year-old Cece Parker Jones (Hailey Romain) is on top of the world after relocating from a small town in the US to France to study at the Paris Opera Ballet School. But things turn upside down after she discovers a book of family spells in the back room of her Aunt Ginger’s apothecary: While snooping through the book, Cece unknowingly casts the antidote to a protection spell that has been hiding her identity since she was a little girl — she comes from a line of powerful witches called the Wizens — and in doing so, she summons her nemesis, the Mystics, who are after her magic. Now Cece must juggle the pressures of an elite ballet school — learning new techniques she’s never studied before, keeping up with her intense academics, not to mention her new friendships and maybe a cute boy… or two — as well as her incredible ability to activate magic, while keeping this a secret for only her closest friends. Spellbound: Season 1A, a Hulu Original Series, premieres in the US on Thursday, August 31, exclusively on Hulu.
ADDITIONAL SERIES EPISODES
- 1000 Countries in One — Additional episodes of this travel series will be released every Tuesday from August 1 through August 22.
- Josephine Guardian Angel (Joséphine, ange gardien) — Additional episodes of this fantasy series, which stars Joséphine Delamarre as a guardian angel sent by Heaven to help people with their problems, will be released every Tuesday from August 1 through August 22.
- Tomorrow Is Ours: Season 1 (Demain nous appartient) — Three episodes of this soap opera will be released on Thursday, August 3, followed by the two last episodes of Season 1 on August 10. (Season 2 is expected to be available by the end of 2023.)
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Mafia Vice (L’equilibrio) (Italy)
This drama follows Don Giuseppe (Mimmo Borrelli, 5 Is the Perfect Number), who returns to Italy from his missionary work in Africa, seeking solace and answers to his crisis of faith. Transferred to a small village in the Naples area, he replaces revered parish priest Don Antonio (Roberto del Gaudio, The King of Laughter), a charismatic figure fighting against the illegal disposal of toxic waste. As Giuseppe gets accustomed to his new role, he becomes a witness to the harsh reality of the community he serves. With determination and resolve, he pours himself into helping the villagers, uncovering uncomfortable truths lurking beneath the surface and challenging the Mafia’s grip on the community in the process.
Mafia Bloodlines (La terra dei santi) (Italy)
This drama follows Vittoria (Valeria Solarino, Rocco Schiavone), a determined prosecutor who leaves her comfortable life in the north of Italy to infiltrate the ‘Ndrangheta, the powerful local Mafia in Calabria, and dismantle it from within. Opposing her is Assunta (Daniela Marra, The Hunter), a widow and fiercely protective mother forced to make difficult choices to safeguard her children from the clutches of the Mafia. As Vittoria tries to break the code of silence that binds the ‘Ndrangheta’s members together, she discovers an unexpected opportunity when Nando, Assunta’s new husband, is arrested. With the escalating war between rival Mafia families and the impending danger faced by Assunta’s son, Giuseppe (Piero Calabrese, Detective Montalbano), who is being groomed for a future as a Mafia boss, Vittoria finds herself caught in a race against time to uncover the truth and protect the innocent.
Medusa’s Mystery (La promesse de l’eau) (France)
In this follow-up telefilm to the miniseries Rivers of Fire, this mystery-crime drama follows the Le Guen brothers, Police Captain Guillaume (Thomas Jouannet, Nina) and Gendarmerie Captain Damien (Nicolas Gob, The Art of Crime). In Montpellier’s coastal waters, Guillaume’s son-in-law, Thibault Gagneur (Gilles Saint-Louis, Murder in Martinique), discovers the priceless statuette of Medusa in a sunken wreck. The next day, his boat is found adrift, but Thibault is nowhere to be found, prompting the brothers to investigate his disappearance. Did the legendary Medusa statuette curse claim another victim? Or did a rival treasure hunter eliminate their competition? The plot thickens when the inquiry uncovers a connection to Thibault’s his parents’ mysterious disappearance from their sailboat. Time is of the essence for Guillaume and Damien to solve the mystery, not just to save Thibault from danger, but because Guillaume’s daughter, Emilie (Claire-Aurore Bartolo, Candice Renoir), is expecting a child.
The Courtship (Ida regénye) (Hungary)
Based on the novel Ida regénye by Géza Gárdonyi, this period romantic drama revolves around Ida (Júlia Mentes, Tóth János), a young woman who, after being raised by nuns, is forced to return to her father’s home. However, her father, Péter Ó (Gábor Hevér, Aranyélet), is less than thrilled about her arrival. Eager to see his daughter married off quickly, he places a classified ad that promises a handsome dowry. Enter Csaba Balogh (Barnabás Rohonyi, Shakespeare 37), a talented and ambitious young painter. Ida and Csaba share a mutual dislike for each other, but with their marriage forcing them to cohabitate, they begin to discover unexpected qualities in each other, and their initial disdain gradually gives way to understanding, acceptance, respect, affection, and love.
The Courtship has its US linear debut on Thursday, August 31, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
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Dr Knock (France-Belgium)
In this remake of the 1951 comedy film of the same name, Omar Sy (Lupin) stars as Knock, a con man who goes to the small village of Saint-Maurice, where he plans to convince everyone that they are sick and only he can cure them. However, his past catches up with him and his plans are disrupted.
Dr Knock begins streaming in the US on Tuesday, August 8, on France Channel.
The Silence (Das letzte Schweigen) (Germany)
Based on the novel Silence by Jan Costin Wagner, this crime thriller sees the disappearance of 13-year-old Sinikka (Lena Klenke, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)), whose bicycle is found in the exact location and on the same date as the murder of another teen girl 23 years earlier — a still unsolved case. Retired inspector Krischan Mittich (Burghart Klaußner, Hotel Adlon) is still haunted by this cold case, and he and his successor, David Jahn (Sebastian Blomberg, Tribes of Europa), believe the same perpetrator is responsible; however, Matthias Grimmer (Oliver Stokowski, Vienna Blood), the investigator overseeing the current case, does not. With no suspects and zero leads, the individuals involved in the original case are forced to confront the past.
Directed by Baran bo Odar (1899, Dark), the film costars Ulrich Thomsen (Trom), Wotan Wilke Möhring (Inspector Falke), Katrin Sass (The Nordic Murders), Karoline Eichhorn (Dark), and Roeland Wiesnekker (A Murder of Crows), amongst others.
He Even Has Your Eyes (Il a déjà tes yeux) (France)
In this comedy film that gave rise to the TV series sequel of the same name, married French-African couple Paul (Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Munch) and Sali (Aïssa Maïga, The Fear Index) have longed for a child. One day they get the news they’ve been waiting for: Their adoption application has been approved! The adorable, soon-to-be new addition to their family is six-month-old Benjamin — a blond-haired, blue-eyed White baby. Cue the family chaos and confrontation…
He Even Has Your Eyes begins streaming in the US on Tuesday, August 15, on France Channel.
Maison Close: Season 2 (France)
Opening in 1873, two years after the events in Season 1, Season 2 of this period drama finds the women of the Paradise — sex workers Véra (Anne Charrier, Chefs), Rose (Jemima West, Indian Summers), Angèle (Blandine Bellavoir, Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games), and Valentine (Clémence Bretécher, Inhuman Resources), their madam Hortense (Valérie Karsenti, Rebecca), and her assistant Marguerite (Catherine Hosmalin, Fear by the Lake) — running the brothel as a collective under France’s Third Republic. It’s tough. They have no money to maintain the place, and the brothel is the target of Royalist police commissioner Chief Superintendent Torcy (Sébastian Libessart, Détectives). The plot thickens with the ladies’ acceptance of an offer from Louis Mosca (Michaël Cohen, Gloria), a ruthless criminal posing as a property developer; the murder of one of Mosca’s competitors; the unwanted arrival of “the Butcher” at the Paradise; and more deaths, plus hostages, drugs, diseases, and betrayals, that turn life for the ladies of the Paradise into a living hell.
Guillaume Canet (Rock’n Roll) stars in this comedy film as Gus, a narcoleptic whose life is made difficult by his inability to keep a job because of his condition, and whose dreams are filled with supermen characters from the comics.
Narco begins streaming in the US on Tuesday, August 22, on France Channel.
Christian: Season 1 (Italy) — English-dubbed version
This six-part supernatural thriller follows Christian (Edoardo Pesce, The Hunter, The Guest Room), who lives in a crime-ridden neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome, where he earns a living doing the dirty work for Lino (Giodano De Plano, The Trial), the local crime boss. When stigmata appear on his hands and begin to bleed, the pain puts Christian out of work — but he also discovers he has gained mysterious healing powers which, if used correctly, would allow him to finally achieve a better life. With the help of Rachele (Silvia D’Amico, The Man Without Gravity), the neighbor he saved from a drug overdose with his new abilities, Christian prepares for a fight with Lino. Meanwhile, Matteo (Claudio Sanatamaria, Forgive Us Our Debts), a mysterious Vatican postulator, begins to track Christian as he searches for signs and confirmation of a miracle that changed his own life as a child — while carrying a truth that could devastate not only Christian but the rest of the world. (Trailer is in the original Italian)
Origins: Season 1 (Origines) (France)
In the entertaining first season of this mystery-crime drama series, Julien Baumgartner (Caïn) and Micky Sebastian (Dead Beautiful) star as Captain Arthur du Plessis and Margot Laurent — a detective and a genealogist-author, respectively — who are paired up by his boss, who happens to be an old friend of hers, to solve murder mysteries in Angoulême in southwestern France. The pair do this by examining things in the distant past as well as recent present, with Arthur focused on finding the criminal and Margot concerning herself with dramas from years past that led to the commission of the crime.
This comedy film sees Paul (André Dussollier, Big Bug) and Edith Guetz (Sabine Azéma, Cezanne et Moi), a wealthy couple in their fifties, unwilling to put up with their 28-year-old son, Tanguy (Éric Berger, Olivia), continuing to live in their luxurious apartment. To get him out, his parents hatch a plan to force him out. Tanguy begins streaming in the US on Tuesday, August 29, on France Channel.
Millennium: Season 1 (Sweden)
This 2011 International Emmy® Award winner for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series is a serialized compilation of the extended versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest — the excellent Swedish film adaptations of Stieg Larsson‘s “Millennium” book series. The films/series star Noomi Rapace (Black Crab, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), the late, great Michael Nyqvist (100 Code, Beck), Lena Edre (Acquitted, Wallander), and Sofia Ledarp (Miss Friman’s War, Before We Die), amongst others.
The series kicks off with the action-filled mystery-crime thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, in which Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), an emotionally-scarred but brilliant computer hacker, helps Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), the inquisitive journalist of the radical magazine Millennium, investigate the disappearance of a woman from a wealthy family who’s been missing for 40 years. As Mikael and Lisbeth sift through piles of archives, newspapers, and photos, they begin to unearth the family’s dark, ugly secrets, and unravel a well-planned conspiracy dating back to the 1970s. As the story arc continues in The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Lisbeth becomes the prime suspect in a series of crimes due to incriminating circumstantial evidence against her, and she is forced to go on the run from the police and the criminals. For his part, Mikael must summon up every last ounce of courage to unearth a monumental government cover-up and the sinister machinations of corrupt jackals all hell-bent on silencing Lisbeth for good.
Header photo credits: Top row (L-R): Limbo (photo © Ulrika Malm) courtesy of Viaplay; Don’t Leave Me courtesy of MHz Choice | Bottom row (L-R): Face to Face (photo © Henrik Ohsten) courtesy of Viaplay; Dark Rivers courtesy of Topic
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