Marche à l'ombre II

French (Available subtitled in French)

Region: Quebec

Year of Production: 2016

Duration: 600

Three young women and a man, criminologists, parole officers at Le Pont-Levis transition centre. In front of them, small and big-time criminals, residents of the centre. We listen, we monitor, we judge or not judge the offender through the eyes and ears of these skilled young professionals, sure in what they do but human and therefore fallible too. We enter the series with the character of Rachel, who’s just sent Sébastien (one of her boys) back to prison because he arrived after curfew. That same night, while Rachel dines with her colleagues, Sébastien commits suicide in his prison cell. Rachel breaks down when she learns this and sinks into a deep depression. A year later she’s back at the transition centre. Rachel was once one of the tough ones. Her supervisor fears that she’s become soft to atone for the suicide she believes she caused.

And that’s exactly what will happen when she meets Éric, a young man fresh out of prison, convinced that he can save the life of his younger brother Jo by helping him get out of the criminal environment he lives in. The problem is that Éric is not allowed to be with Jo. Rachel decides to lie to her colleagues and cover for Eric so he can try to save his brother.

In Season 1, we focus our attention on life in the transition entre. The relationships between the young parole officers and their cases. The contrast between the restricted life inside and the freedom in the world outside.

A series about crime, compassion, and judgment. A series about the power of men and women in love and in judgment.

Love is unconditional.

Justice is conditional.


Coproduction Partner(s): Aucun

Cast/Participants: Laurence Leboeuf, Sylvain Marcel, Catherine Brunet, Eve Duranceau, Éric Robidoux