Mondays are thrilling on World Movies, with the Australian premiere of the Fred Vargas mysteries every week in June.
These expertly-crafted stories follow Police Captain Adamsberg as he investigates all manner of crime – from the supernatural to murder most foul.
Vargas’ novels have won awards around the world and are brilliantly realised here for the screen, featuring an all–star French cast.
Vargas: Seeking Whom He May Devour (France, 2009) – Monday 2 July 8.30pm
This acclaimed French production is based on Fred Vargas’ renowned psycho-thriller series. A sudden wave of carnage is sweeping the hills of Southern France, with locals blaming the return of wolves. However some begin talking of a werewolf, of ‚ÄúThe Beast of Mercantour‚Äù. A young Canadian arrives in town to study the wolves, as the carnage reaches terrifying new levels.
Vargas: A Dubious Place (France, 2010) – Monday 9 July 8.30pm
This acclaimed French production is based on Fred Vargas’ renowned psycho-thriller series. A gruesome discovery is made outside a London cemetery one night – 17 pairs of shoes with a severed foot inside each one. Meanwhile in Paris, Police Captain Adamsberg discovers a body chopped into so many pieces there is nothing left of it. Could there be a link between the two?