Vincenzo Marano (The Mole 1, 2)
Bernard YerlĂ¨s (Buddies, Lovers... Dramas, Foreign Investigations)
Audrey Fleurot (Call My Agent, Spiral, The Intouchables, French Women)
Les Films de lâ€™Astre, AT-Production, R.T.B.F (TĂ©lĂ©vision Belge)
2011 / Original language: French / Color
David Mercier is an unusual cop. Not just because of his sense of humor and endearing personality, but by the nature of his job: he searches the world for fugitives who have committed crimes on French soil. Mercier is assisted by â€śMozartâ€ť, a young woman who knows computers better than anyone.
In the Dominican Republic, Mercier tracks down an alleged murderer.
In Morocco, his mission is to expose an illegal adoption network and rescue a kidnapped French child.
In Cambodia, he braves the jungle to find a notorious criminal and recover a priceless antiquity.
In Cuba, as Mercier hunts down a money-laundering suspect, Mozart is accused of murder and held in a Cuban jail until Mercier can produce the real killerâ€¦ if there is one.
Vincenzo Marano (The Mole 1 & 2)
Les Films de l'Astre, AT-Production, R.T.B.F (TĂ©lĂ©vision Belge) with the participation of TF1 and CNC / TSR (Switzerland)
Stefano Paradiso (The Musketeer, I Cento Passi)
and Kika Ungaro (The Mole)
(The Mole 2)
Episode 1 / Pilot: Dominican Republic
In their first investigation, David and his assistant Mozart, a young woman who knows computers better than anyone, track alleged murderer FranĂ§ois Kermann to the Dominican Republic. With the help of a French police captain on local assignment and thanks to the very attractive Clara, Mercier unravels a case that turns out to be much more complex than he thought.
Episode 2: Morocco
On his second case, David Mercier hits the streets of Morocco to investigate the kidnapping of a Moroccan child recently adopted by a French family. His leads take him to Casablanca and Ouarzazate, aided by a young fearless cop and the Head of the Moroccan Police Criminal Division. To expose the illegal adoption network, Mercier must go undercover as a husband looking for a child to adopt. When his boss, police commissioner Joubert, shows up to play his wife, the two enjoy their roles above and beyond the call of duty.
Episode 3: Cambodia
An archeologist in Corsica is murdered and a priceless antiquity stolen. The jade elephant was a gift from the King of Siam to King Louis XIV and one of only two in the world. The other is in Cambodia and at risk.
David Mercier braves the Cambodian jungle to track down the notorious criminal who has stolen the antiquity. He is helped by an attractive female assistant and a strange Asian expert in ancient art. On the way he is reunited with a childhood friend, a Buddhist monk who also lends him a hand.
Episode 4: Cuba
In Cuba, as Mercier hunts down a drugs dealer
France â€“ Mozartâ€™s fiancĂ©, lieutenant Vivier, is killed during a raid gone wrong by Antonio Garibaldi, son of a powerful Cuban industrialist, who manages to escape. Pregnant with Vivierâ€™s child, Mozart is in shock and forced to take a leave of absence. Mercier is meanwhile sent to Cuba, on a mission to find the murderer. Cuba â€“ His investigation leads Mercier to the powerful Garibaldi familyâ€™s rum distillery. Convinced that the patriarch is protecting his son Antonio, Mercier painstakingly trails him and finally ends up locating the fugitiveâ€™s hideout. But instead of being apprehended, Antonio Garibaldi is found deadâ€¦ with Mozart standing nearby, weapon in hand. Mercier is in shock. All clues point to Mozart, who is immediately arrested by local police. Certain of his friendâ€™s innocence, Mercier will do everything in his power to find the real killer and clear Mozartâ€™s name.
Up to 6.3 Million viewers on TF1 prime-time
Average Market share of 23.3 % on individual 4+
Average Market share of 30.8 % on Housewives