Arrow Films announce release of crime drama Witnesses

“Razor sharp, enigmatic, macabre and nicely atmospheric.”
– Daily Telegraph

“This complex French crime drama is the latest quality European import likely to have UK audiences spellbound.”
– The Observer

“If Spiral is France’s The Wire, Witnesses may be its Broadchurch. Both chilling and compelling … Don’t miss Witnesses.
– Guardian Guide

“Witnesses is a macabre, unsettling story …
a stylish six-part crime thriller from France.

– The Times

Arrow Films is pleased to announce the Monday 5th October DVD & BLU-RAY release of the complete first season of French crime drama Witnesses (Va Les Temoins).  The series is currently airing on Channel 4 on Wednesday nights after breaking viewing records in France, and follows previous Nordic Noir hit drama The Saboteurs.

Desecrated graves, dead bodies dug up and left arranged in show-homes… Every time, the same ritual: a woman, a man, a teenager, who weren’t related but who form a macabre family. Amid the bodies a photo of Paul Maisonneuve is placed, a Crime Squad legend in the North of France, now retired but forced to return to duty. Who is digging up the bodies? Who is leaving them in these show-homes and why?

Young female detective Sandra Winckler, in charge of the case, must work with Paul to find out who is behind these disturbing human tableaus. During her investigation, she will have to delve into Paul’s past, always sensing that he is hiding something. Because that’s where the truth must lie: somewhere in Paul’s past. For the detective and the ex-cop, life will never be the same… For in the shadows is a man who will stop at nothing to satisfy his thirst for a long and drawn-out revenge…


Release Date Monday 5th October 2015
Language French (English subtitles)
Certificate Rating 15
Format DVD & Blu-ray
Number of Episodes 6
Running Time 314 Minutes
Catalogue Number FCD1053

Arrow Films Official Website


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