Suave, smart, and charmingly eccentric, forensic pathologist Raphael Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) can make the dead speak like no one else. He solves the city's most disturbing crimes with no-nonsense chief inspector Hél&eagrave;ne Bach who helps him reopen the one case that still haunts him: his wife's murder. 10 episodes, 8 ½ hrs, 3 DVDs. SDH. Mature audiences. French with English subtitles. We regret we are unable to ship Balthazar to Canada.
Episode 1: Funeral March
A dead dog covered in human blood leads police on a frantic hunt for a missing infant. Suspicion falls on the child's nanny, but Balthazar makes a different conclusion.
Episode 2: Last Remains
A collection of bones found in an old abandoned building yields three bodies dating back to the Middle Ages and one who died a week ago, partially dissolved in acid.
Episode 3: Cold Blood
A knife attack bears the marks of a serial killer who is supposedly in prison. Balthazar and Bach travel to a remote town in the mountains to look for a copycat.
Episode 4: Bad Encounter
When a woman is found hanged from a bridge, it appears to be straightforward suicide, but Balthazar finds it strange that another victim died the same way days earlier.
Episode 5: Facing Death
Balthazar determines that a body at a derelict toy store died from an accelerated version of the bubonic plague. Now exposed, he locks himself inside to stop its spread.
Episode 6: The Debt
After hearing an emergency call from a distressed teenager, Bach arrives at a peculiar crime scene: an empty car with smashed windows and a trunk full of snakes.
Episode 7: Wall of Trophies
Balthazar examines a dead woman dressed as Snow White who was shot, then buried alive. A USB drive hidden in her wounds reveals portraits of seven missing people.
Episode 8: License to Kill
Balthazar and Bach track down a suspect in Lise's murder case, but they're soon pulled into a triple homicide investigation of teenagers butchered during a camping trip.
Episode 9: The Law of the Strongest
After receiving a threat from Lise's killer, Balthazar worries his new girlfriend, Maya, is in danger. Bach is called to investigate a body found in a pond.
Episode 10: Delirium
When Lise's killer sends Balthazar a video of his latest murder, Balthazar relies on drugs to numb the pain and starts to lose his grip on reality.
Run Time: 8 ½ hours
Number of discs: 3
Foreign Language Subtitles: English
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Disclaimer: Contains graphic medical scenes, strong language, violence, sexual situations, nudity, drug use, and disturbing images
• Tomer Sisley (Messiah, Philharmonia, Largo Winch films)
• Hélène de Fougerolles (Le Secret d'Elise)
"Solid and inviting crime drama with a charming lead" — Matt Roush, TV Insider
"Delightful French crime series" — TV Worth Watching
"Delightful…cleverly-crafted…immensely enjoyable mystery-crime thriller series" — The Euro TV Place
"A thrilling ride, and not one you'll want to miss" — Decider
"Not to be missed" — Le Figaro (France)