A woman’s body is found nearby the Lake Pavin in the Auvergne region. The staging of the murder baffles the investigators in its resemblance to the legend of the lake, whereby the sinners of Besse, having provoked God’s anger, were buried alive and then covered in the Devil’s tears. Could it be that the victim herself was considered a sinner by her murderer? For Lieutenant Bruno Romagnat, working alongside Chief-officer Aurélie Lefaivre, the case couldn’t be more sensitive: it so happens that he knew the victim…
Written by Alexandra Echkenazi and Alexandra Julhiet
Directed by Thierry Binisti
Starring Sofia Essaïdi, Frédéric Diefenthal, Stéphane Rideau, Arnaud Binard, Emilie Deville
Produced by Quad Télévision / Coproduced by AT-Production - R.T.B.F. (Télévision belge) / With the help of France Télévisions, the CNC, TV5 Monde, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse / Copyright photos: E. Chognard / Quad Télévision / FTV
Broadcasted by: France 3 / Distributed by: AB International Distribution / Year of production: 2016 / Format: Film - 90'