Three Pines: a detective series with the great Alfred Molina and crimes related to reality

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Very occasionally a series like the Canadian one appears Three Pinesthe new bet of HBO Max. Starring the acclaimed Alfred Molina, as Detective Armand Gamache, it reclaims the detective genre and at the same time it makes visible the tragedy of indigenous communities with the disappearance of women and the discovery of mass graves in religious boarding schools.

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Based on the saga by writer Louise Penny, it focuses on Chief Inspector Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec. Born in Still Life, the beginning of his 18 thematic novels, he is an intelligent, observant, honest man with a sense of humor and with an unorthodox and foolproof method for solving crimes.

Right from the start, in the first of eight chapters, the axis of the plot is set: “What do we want? Justice! When? Now!”.

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Alfred Molina stars in the detective series "Three Pines" on HBO Max.

Alfred Molina stars in the detective series “Three Pines” on HBO Max.

These five words spoken aloud during a rally outside the police department calling for an investigation into the disappearance of Blue Two-Rivers, an 18-year-old girl from the Iotenen’ton:ni Mohawk community, caught Gamache’s attention.

Meeting his family is the tip of a chilling ball. Chief Superintendent Francoeur (Marcel Jeannin) cannot tolerate Gamache’s meddling in a hastily closed case, so he sends him to the remote and seemingly sleepy town of Three Pines to solve the death of CC de Poitiers. a haughty and insufferable millionaire.

Relationship between different crimes

What relationship does the first of a series of murders have with the corpses of children found in clandestine graves and the disappearance of young indigenous women?

Just a hound like Gamache –in the best style of Hercule Poirot, the unbeatable detective created by Agatha Christie– You will be able to discover the secrets of its inhabitants and the conspiracies woven to protect those secrets.

To do this, he uses his instincts, attention to detail and sensitivity to unravel mysteries and, of course, also to find Blue or find out what happened to her. A quest that haunts him and brings back painful memories of his past.

An image from the first chapter of Three Pines.  Inspector Gamache in front of the neighbors at the door of the former Sant'Antonio college.

An image from the first chapter of Three Pines. Inspector Gamache in front of the neighbors at the door of the former Sant’Antonio college.

Accompanied by his team, the policemen Jean-Guy Beauvoir (Rossif Sutherland), Isabelle Lacoste (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) and Yvette Nichol (Sarah Booth), he will retrace all the roads, including those taken by his colleague and friend Pierre Arnot (Frank Schorpion ). ), because as Gamache states: “The truth is in what we don’t see”.

When reality is stranger than fiction

Source: Clarin

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