When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries. However, as the case takes a surreal turn, a series of elaborate killings force the French and British police into uneasy partnership. Despite cultural divides, they find common ground in the race to stop a serial killer who has no boundaries. Using increasingly ingenious methods to highlight five 'truths' about our morally bankrupt society, the murderer draws Karl and Elise ever deeper into a powerful, personal and deadly agenda. A compelling and sophisticated thriller set against the backdrop of Europe in crisis, from the makers of 'Broadchurch', 'Spooks' and 'Life on Mars'.
Copycat film of the Scandinavian epic 'The Bridge'
- The Tunnel: Series 1 review by hF
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I perhaps shouldn't review this as I only watched 20 minutes. It was 20 minutes wasted. I wanted to watch it as it is based on the same 'plot-line' apparently as the Scandinavian masterpiece The Bridge which has enthralled me.
This is a 'cheap' copy based in the channel tunnel with French / English detectives having to work together and dealing (surprise surprise) with issues of immigration - poorly acted, everything copied (from the female non-communicative detective changing her jumper in the office - to the car she drives) - Wikipedia classes it as a remake. There is evidently a Mexican / US series as a 'remake' too.
As I can understand both English and French (there are subtitles as well) it would have been 'easier' to watch as when watching the Scandinavian series at times I find it difficult to tell whether parts of the plot are set in Denmark or Sweden, as everything has to be read via subtitles. a Scandinavian person probably would speak one or both of the languages.
Don't waste your film club membership quota on this one!!