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La Mante 

A serial killer, nicknamed 'La Mante' decides to collaborate with the police when a string of murders that copycat her style suddenly appear.
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Series cast summary:
Carole Bouquet ...  Jeanne 6 episodes, 2017
Fred Testot Fred Testot ...  Damien 6 episodes, 2017
Manon Azem ...  Lucie 6 episodes, 2017
Pascal Demolon Pascal Demolon ...  Feracci 6 episodes, 2017
Frédérique Bel ...  Virginie 6 episodes, 2017
Jacques Weber ...  Charles Carrot 6 episodes, 2017
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ...  Alex Crozet 6 episodes, 2017
Élodie Navarre ...  Szofia 6 episodes, 2017
Serge Riaboukine ...  Sébastien Crozet 6 episodes, 2017
Julien Tortora Julien Tortora ...  Gallieni 6 episodes, 2017
Steve Tran Steve Tran ...  Achille 6 episodes, 2017
Yannig Samot Yannig Samot ...  Bertrand 6 episodes, 2017
Adama Niane Adama Niane ...  Stern 6 episodes, 2017
Pierre Deny Pierre Deny ...  Préfet 3 episodes, 2017
Christophe Favre Christophe Favre ...  Baptiste Séverin 3 episodes, 2017
Cassiopée Mayance Cassiopée Mayance ...  Ninon 3 episodes, 2017
Marc Fayet ...  Médecin légiste 2 episodes, 2017
Hubert Saint-Macary Hubert Saint-Macary ...  Psychiatre Muller 2 episodes, 2017


Paris, present days. Police faces with a psychopath whose murders are inspired by Jeanne Deber, known as « The Mantis », a famous serial killer who terrorised the country 20 years ago. Believing it takes one to know one, the Police asks Jeanne Deber to help hunt the copycat. Placed in solitary confinement since her arrest, "The Mantis" agrees at one condition : to deal only with detective Damien Carrot, who happens to be her son and who has broken ties with her mother a long time ago - Damien has no choice. A serial killer is on the loose and could strike anytime, anywhere in Paris. Written by AB International Distribution

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Release Date:

28 August 2017 (France) See more »

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Production Co:

Septembre Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In episode 3, Virginie (Frédérique Bel) mentions she is a fan of sci-fi, Philip K Dick and Metal Hurlant [Chronicles]. Bel appeared in the TV series based on the books. See more »

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Passable thriller... some uneven performances...
31 December 2017 | by thegulls1See all my reviews

Carole Bouquet, a glam star from past decades, plays a Mom doing a life term for a series of brutal killings. Her son, Damien, is a senior investigator with Paris police, who are investigating a series of copycat killings. He has a drop- dead pretty wife, who would like to start a new family, but Damien is haunted by the mess in his family background (try a serial killer Mom & an abusive dad who 'disappeared' sometime before her spree began).

Problem is: they stare a lot. Damien has an explosive temper and often throws hissy fits when his wife asks for clarification or compassion.

Anyway, we have a couple of major plot twists and a few scenes you might want to fast-forward, and a thrilling climax. Not as good as the Korean entries on Netflix, surprisingly, but a good way to burn a weekend with this 6-parter.i

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