We watched “De Grace”, the series about the port of Le Havre: here’s what we think

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I never left Le Havre. I was born here. Oil and salt in the blood. I have become someone thanks to the port. »

It begins with these strong words of Pierre Leprieur and the powerful voice of the interpreter of the actor Olivier Gourmet. The first episode of Grace’sall against the backdrop of beautiful images of the port and the city Haven (Seine-Maritime).

Six episodes in the background of Le Havre and the dockers

A series that immerses us in the world of portersCreated by Maxime Crupaux and Baptiste Fillon and directed by Vincent Maël Cardona.

Among the porters of Le Havre, Pierre Leprieur is a respected trade unionist. On the evening of his sixtieth birthday, when he learns that his youngest son Simon (played by Panayotis Pascot) is in police custody in a cocaine case, his life is turned upside down.

the writing of 76 acts he could see it completely A miniseries consisting of six 52-minute episodes preview Here’s what we thought.

Twists and turns, confusing and dark characters…

Simon, played by Panayotis Pascot, is arrested for drug possession on the evening of his father's 60th birthday, and then finds his life turned upside down.
Simon, played by Panayotis Pascot, is arrested for drug possession on the evening of his father’s 60th birthday, and then finds his life turned upside down. (©Alexandra Fleurantin)

From the very first episode, the tone of the series has been set. The viewer is quickly immersed a harsh and violent universe where drugs are commonrepresented by dark figures, a leaden Le Havre sky…

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When fiction meets reality

During the six episodes with a theatrical aspect, we are easily carried away by the intrigue. various twists and turns and this family torn apart against a backdrop of drug dealing and buried secrets.

Carried by a great casting with special mention Olivier Gourmet (Pierre Leprieur), who explodes the screen, and Margot Bancilho (Emma, ​​his lawyer’s daughter), Grace’s It could be one of the surprises of 2024 in terms of series.

When it comes to Le Havre, it’s hard to ignore the similarities between reality and fiction: the port, family relationships and passing drug and there are many issues that unite the ocean city for several years Grace’s.

The first episode, which ends with the murder of one of the protagonists of the series, is indeed reminiscent. the death of a porter in June 2020 in Le Havre.

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