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Samber

The new series by Oscar-wining director Jean-Xavier De Lestrade.

One road, countless victims, 30 years unpunished.

A record-breaking success on France Televisions, with over 5.2 million views online three weeks after launch.

Late 80’s in Northern France, women are being sexually assaulted along the same road by the Samber river – with attacks taking place early mornings and in a similar style. The police fail to get to grips with the extent of these assaults or make a connection between the cases. The justice system is overwhelmed by the accumulating cases. It will take 30 years to catch a man, who never stopped attacking women and is responsible for at least 54 cases of rape or sexual assault. Samber is a thriller that recounts the progression of the investigation, and its repercussions from the 80’s through to 2018 and the beginning of the #metoo era.

Genre: drama, mini-series

Format: 6x1 hour

Original title: Sambre

Directed by: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

Written by: Alice Géraud and Marc Herpoux

Produced by: Matthieu Belghiti (What’s Up Films), Lionel Uzan (Federation Studios), Jacques Henri BRONCKART, Gwennaëlle LIBERT, Tatjana KOZAR (Versus Production)

Original Broadcasters: France 2

Additional coproduction and partners: With the participation of France Televisions

Cast: Alix Poisson, Noémie Lvovsky, Clémence Poésy, Olivier Gourmet, Julien Frison, Pauline Parigot, Jonathan Turnbull

Language: French

Year of production: 2022

International Sales: Federation Studios

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