Capitaine Marleau

Capitaine Marleau is a French television crime drama series, created by Elsa Marpeau, that first broadcast on France 3 on 20 December 2014.[1]

Capitaine Marleau
Created byElsa Marpeau
Written by
  • Elsa Marpeau
  • Stéphan Guérin-Tillié
  • Sonia Moyersoen
  • Marc-Antoine Laurent
  • Jean-Marc Taba
  • Sylvie Granotier
  • Marc Eisenchteter
  • John McNulty
Directed byJosée Dayan
StarringCorinne Masiero
Country of originFrance
Original languageFrench
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes15 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducerFrançois Bennaceur
  • Stefan Ivanov
  • Thomas Bataille
EditorYves Langlois
Running time90 minutes
Production companyFrance 3
Original network
Picture format4k
Audio formatStereo
Original release20 December 2014 (2014-12-20) –

The series, directed entirely by Josée Dayan, stars Corinne Masiero as the title character, an eccentric captain of the National Gendarmerie, whose mixed personality of black humour and brute force often separates her from her colleagues. Three seasons have been broadcast to date, commencing with a two-part pilot that broadcast from 20 December 2014, which featured Nicole Garcia and Muriel Robin in principal starring roles alongside Masiero.[1]

A total of seventeen episodes have been broadcast to date. Outside of France, the series is broadcast by La Une in Belgium and RTS Deux in Switzerland and is available in the United States on the MHz broadcast network and MHz Choice streaming. The series does not currently hold a British broadcaster.


Two DVD box sets have so far been released in France and The United States. The first, released on 22 November 2017, is billed as Season 1 and contains the two-part pilot, plus all four episodes from Season 1 and the first two episodes of Season 2. The US release does not include the two-part pilot.[2]

The second, released on 7 November 2018, contains the final three episodes of Season 2 plus the first three episodes of Season 3, resulting in "Les roseaux noirs" being the only episode yet to be released on DVD.[3] Currently, the series has yet to be released on DVD outside of France and The United States.


Series Episodes First airdate Last airdate
Pilot 2 20 December 2014 27 December 2014
1 7 15 September 2015 4 April 2017
2 7 3 October 2017 2 April 2019
3 1 9 April 2019


Pilot (2014)Edit

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"Entre vents et marées (Part 1)"Philippe Besson & Daniel TonachellaJosée Dayan20 December 2014 (2014-12-20)3.43
2"Entre vents et marées (Part 2)"Philippe Besson & Daniel TonachellaJosée Dayan27 December 2014 (2014-12-27)3.62

Season 1 (2015—2017)Edit

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
1"Philippe Muir"Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan15 September 2015 (2015-09-15)3.70[4]
The head of a truck company, Philippe Muir, leaves Cécile with whom he spent the night, and discovers in the premises of his company the body of a woman. She was shot and killed. Unable to join his son Samuel, he went to see his sister Blanche. She does not know where her nephew is. The gendarmerie arrived at the scene with Captain Marleau. She asked Blanche, who revealed that the dead woman, their accountant, was doing everything to reduce the costs of the company. Captain Marleau discovers that Samuel, a former crack addict, was extending his journeys to buy drugs. She also discovers a scene of video surveillance in which he attacks the accountant violently. For his part, Philippe continues to seek his son, with the help of Cécile, who followed the reinsertion of Samuel. She wants to continue the adventure with Muir, but he explains why he prefers to leave her: after the accidental death of his first love and then his wife Heloise, he believes that the women he loves are doomed to die brutally . They manage to find Samuel, thanks to his companion Salome, and Captain Marleau arrests him. He reveals that he argued with the accountant because this last love state of his father. His companion establishes his alibi. He is released, but Blanche, Philippe's beloved sister, escapes shortly after a fatal car accident: the hose has been sabotaged. The suspicions of Captain Marleau then turned to Pierre Lacoudre, a disappointed lover of Blanche. The latter admits to having tampered with the car without wanting to kill Blanche, and denies having killed the accountant. Marleau rushed to Cecilia, the new wife whom Philip loved: she was the future victim, and she was sure of finding there the murderer of women in the life of Muir.
Cast : Gérard Depardieu as Philippe Muir, Hélène Vincent as Blanche Muir, Catherine Wilkening as Cécile Castelnau, Jean-Claude Drouot as Léopold Salaun, Jean Benguigui as Pierre Lacoudre, Camille Razat as Salomé Delevigne, Jérôme Kircher as Theater teacher
2"Le Domaine des sœurs Meyer"Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)4.42[5]
The owner of a brewery, Frantz Meyer, is a patriarch who dominated his family: his wife Katel, lost in his delusions, and his three daughters Clara, Petra and Augustine. But he decided to sell the brewery, convinced by his eldest daughter. Her other girls accepted her decision each in their own way: if the younger is indifferent, the younger lives only for her religious faith. While the buyer visits the brewery, the accountant's body is found in cereals for beer. Later, we find the body of Frantz Meyer, probably murdered while he went out for a walk. Captain Marleau inquired by asking his three daughters, their mother, and Dimitri Nobécourt, who was planning to buy the Patriarch's affair. She discovers that the brewery was on the brink of bankruptcy, and that the accounts were falsified by the accountant for some years; The deception will inevitably be discovered at the time of the sale, the accountant committed suicide. Marleau then wonders why Dimitri Nobécourt wanted to buy the brewery, which he knew on the brink of bankruptcy. She discovers that he was looking for his real parents. He finally appears that he is the son of the former owner of the brewery, who would have left with a guest of the inn. Marleau continues to question the family members, and the case is corrected with the mysterious disappearance of the mother, Katel. While Marleau follows Dimitri to better understand her real motivations, she is knocked out by watching him while he searches the floor of an old shed. She discovers that a long time ago, Katel murdered her husband's mistress, both of whom had Dimitri as their child. Her younger daughter accuses herself of the murder of her father, but not being able to clear up certain areas of the affair that have remained in the dark, Marleau does not believe her guilty. Who is the culprit?
Cast : Sagamore Stévenin as Dimitri Nobecourt, Bulle Ogier as Katel Meyer, Jean-Pierre Marielle as Frantz Meyer, Sophie Cattani as Clara Meyer, Catherine Samie as Hadrienne Nobecourt, Sophie Quinton as Young Katel
3"Les Mystères de la foi"Stéphan Guérin-Tillié & Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan6 September 2016 (2016-09-06)4.24[6]
Manuela, a young Spaniard, arrives in a convent. She wishes to speak to the superior mother, who seems to conceal a heavy secret. Shortly after, the young woman died, fallen from the window of her hotel room. Captain Marleau goes down to her hotel to investigate better: she considers the theses of the accident or suicide unreliable. She goes first to another client, a newly arrived priest, Father Vincent. He says he does not know the victim, whose identity is unknown. While searching the young woman's business, she finds a Bible and a bookmark that leads her to the convent. Mother Louise acknowledges having lodged Manuela for a few weeks but claims not to know her exact identity. The gendarmes discover that the gardener of the convent, Jean, has a criminal past. Marleau interrogates him, but he asserts that at the hour of death he was delivering elsewhere in the city. Marleau decided to settle in the convent, where she could observe the nuns. Sister Maryse never ceases to follow the mother superior and to do everything for her, which annoys Sister Celestine, who sees there an interested zeal. Marleau suspected that the gardener had taken one of the nuns to town. She discovers that Manuela was carrying a pregnant child for others. She was related to a former Spanish murderer who had just been assassinated. Mother Louise in her youth was one of her friends. She ended by telling her story to Marleau: convinced that she was the cause of the death of a man, she had gone to France, where she took refuge in a convent and took the veil. But she denies wanting to kill Manuela. When Marleau returns to the convent, Maryse has shut herself up with the superior mother: it was out of love for her that she defended Manuela, to protect her from possible blackmail.
Cast : Victoria Abril as Mother Louise, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié as Father Vincen, Irène Jacob as Sister Maryse, Agathe Natanson as Sister Françoise, Jeanne Cohendy as Sister Béatrice
4"Brouillard en thalasso"Stéphan Guérin-Tillié & Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan13 September 2016 (2016-09-13)4.61[7]
Garance Thibaut returns to her spa/luxury hotel. Her husband, rich industrialist Paul Thibaut, joined her, but the meeting turned badly: they were in the process of divorce and Garance slapped him. Thibaut then finds Milena Ferey but she no longer wishes to be his mistress. The next day, an employee discovers a body in the thalassotherapy space of the hotel. The news arrives quickly to the managers, the Férey couple: Paul Thibaut, the one who put them afloat, died assassinated. When the gendarmes arrived at the scene, Captain Marleau uncovered a young marginal who was hiding in a garden shed. Everything seems to accuse Marin, an abandoned child tossed from foster home to foster home. While Garance takes care of a dance performance with the choreographer Vladimir Lipinski, Marleau discovers that the son of Thibaut, Clément, returned from Africa where he lived shortly before his father's death. But his mother hides this information. Garance fears that his son may have killed Paul. Marleau decides to question his former fiancee, with whom Clement had broken shortly before their marriage. Garance and she hide a heavy secret: Paul Thibaut used to sleep with the women he wanted, and had raped his son's betrothed. While seeking Marin, who escaped, Marleau finds Clement in filming Garance. But he is not the culprit either. Marleau decides to put a trap to the assassin: she announces a search of the premises to find the weapon of the crime. At night, Milena Férey panics and tries to recover the tool box that had disappeared. She is then apprehended by the gendarmes on the lookout.
Cast : Muriel Robin as Garance Thibaut, Bruno Todeschini as Luc Ferey, Claire Nebout as Miléna Ferey, Alain-Fabien Delon as Marin Cibié, Frédéric van den Driessche as Paul Thibaut, Pierre Perrier as Clément Thibaut
5"En trompe-l'œil"Jean-Marc Taba, Marc-Antoine Laurent & Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan21 March 2017 (2017-03-21)6.19[8]
In the house of the famous novelist author of polaris Gilles Garin who is giving a party, the au pair who takes care of the son of this one, Elsa Floriot, aged 22, is murdered at one blow Of revolver Luger. Captain Marleau conducts the survey with members of the writer's family: his wife Judith (who is also her editor), her nine-year-old son Alex (whose twin brother Léo died accidentally a few years earlier), His brother-in-law the musician Marc Durieux, the tutor of his son Cédric and other inhabitants of the village such as the house-keeper of the hotel-restaurant Fanny Brun and his son Julien, the gardener in love with Elsa and Mysterious Corinne Vidal who lives in Garin's work to which she is sure to inspire the character of Blanche Saint-Leger and of which she is madly in love despite the prohibition to approach her.
Cast : Catherine Allégret as Fanny Brun, Pierre Arditi as Gilles Garin, Aure Atika as Judith Garin, Michel Fau as Marc Durieux, Sophie Quinton as Corinne Vidal, Félix Bossuet as Alex, Kader Boukhanef as Adjudant Tahar, Morgane Cabot as Elsa Floriot, Cyrille Eldin as Cédric Augier
6"La Nuit de la Lune rousse"Sylvie Granotier, Sonia Moyersoen & Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan28 March 2017 (2017-03-28)6.29[9]
Jeanne Dewaere, 40, director of a zoological park, destroys evidence that her young protege, Manon, is involved in a vandalism case that went wrong and caused the death of two people. Jeanne wants at all costs to avoid Manon's prison cell. It must be said that Jeanne is a former prisoner, hiding all her past. The secrets of the director soon make her the main suspect when her neighbor, whom she hates, Michel Chalard, is found dead, hung at his home. He had already been targeted by vandals, which places Jeanne in a delicate situation. Captain Marleau tries to establish the truth.
Cast : Sandrine Bonnaire as Jeanne Dewaere, Manuel Blanc as Alain Peras, Jean-Claude Drouot as Léopold Salaun, Alain Fromager as Michel Chalard, Marius Colucci as Oscal Langevin, Vincent Primault as Gabriel, Céline Samie as Emilie Guingand, Louison Bergman as Manon Bechet, Sylvain Urban as Léonard Vincenne
7"À ciel ouvert"Sylvie Granotier & Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan4 April 2017 (2017-04-04)5.78[10]
Alexandrine, an amateur parachutist, dies after falling by practicing his favorite activity. The investigation quickly revealed that his parachute was sabotaged. Captain Marleau wonders who of his entourage could have wished for his death, Carlos, his monitor and secret lover, to Clémence, the latter's wife. She also suspects Clara, ex-wife of Carlos, who is none other than the twin sister of Clemence.
Cast : Géraldine Pailhas as Clémence Dos Santos / Clara de Combelle, Charles Berling as Carlos Dos Santo, Julie Depardieu as Jeannette Poupeaux, Dani as Elvira Chastagne, Jean-Claude Drouot as Leopold Salaun, Jacques Spiesser as Thibault Le Preux, François-Dominique Blin as Isidore, Laura Giudice as Alexandrine Raguenes

Season 2 (2017—2018)Edit

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
8"Chambre avec vue"Marc-Antoine Laurent & Jean-Marc TabaJosée Dayan3 October 2017 (2017-10-03)6.84[11]
Cast : Yolande Moreau as Catherine Rougemont, Patrick Bouchitey as Hugo Perez, Rod Paradot as Gabriel, Cédric Le Maoût as Loïc Planchon
9"La Mémoire enfouie"Stéphan Guérin-TilliéJosée Dayan10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)5.84[12]
Cast : Niels Arestrup as Hervé Gerfaut, Florence Thomassin as Mathilde Liorade, Sara Martins as Irène Ruff, Daniel Hanssens as Max Boilon, Pascal Elso as Scientific Technician
10"Sang & Lumière"Marc Eisenchteter, John McNulty & Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan17 April 2018 (2018-04-17)7.23[13]
Cast : David Suchet as Herbert White, Laura Smet as Lucie Verterac, Jérôme Kircher as Thomas Chapuizet
11"Le Jeune Homme et la Mort"Alexandra Clert, Thomas Luntz & Sonia MoyersoenJosée Dayan24 April 2018 (2018-04-24)6.54[14]
Cast : Jean-Hugues Anglade as Alexandre Eckert, Évelyne Bouix as Joyce Kramer, Marianne Denicourt as Sabrina Eckert, Florence Darel as Blanche Allard, Stanislas Merhar as Philippe Venturi
12"Double Jeu"Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan23 October 2018 (2018-10-23)6.61[15]
Cast : Pierre-François Martin-Laval as Paul Dalvet, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet as Gabriel Dalvet, Christopher Thompson as Charles Castillon, Pierre Perret as Monsieur Pellisson, Jackie Berroyer as Doctor Aboumehri, Jean-Claude Drouot as Léopold Salaun, Dominique Besnehard as The detective
13"Les Roseaux noirs"Marc-Antoine Laurent, Jean-Marc Taba & Elsa MarpeauJosée Dayan30 October 2018 (2018-10-30)6.41[16]
Cast : Nicole Garcia as Irene Denan, Hippolyte Girardot as Pierre Claudel, Raphaëlle Agogué as Lella Borg, Élodie Frenck as Christine Delfino
14"Les Ne plus mourir, jamais"TBATBA2 April 2019 (2019-04-02)TBA
Cast :

Season 3 (2018—)Edit

Episode Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers
15"Une voix dans la nuit"TBATBA9 April 2019 (2019-04-09)TBA
Cast :

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Entre vents et marées (TV Movie 2014)". IMDB. Retrieved 3 January 2019.[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Capitaine Marleau - Saison 1 (DVD)". Amazon. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Capitaine Marleau - Saison 2 (DVD)". Amazon. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Audiences : "Mentalist" en tête, "Scènes de ménages" et "Capitaine Marleau" en forme, France 2 déçoit". Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Audiences : Unforgettable leader, carton pour Capitaine Marleau sur France 3, bon score pour Julien Courbet sur D8". Télé-Loisirs. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Audiences : joli score pour France 3 avec Capitaine Marleau". Le Figaro. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Audiences TV du mardi 13 septembre 2016 : Blindspot talonné par Capitaine Marleau pour son lancement, NRJ12 leader TNT". Toute la télé. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Audiences : Capitaine Marleau (France 3) a fait un très gros carton pour son retour". Télé 2 Semaines. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Audiences TV du mardi 28 mars 2017 : Capitaine Marleau triomphe à nouveau, France / Espagne suivi par 6 millions de supporters, Patron incognito le préféré des femmes". Toute la télé. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Audiences : Capitaine Marleau leader en baisse, France 2 sous le million". Le Figaro. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Audiences TV du mardi 3 octobre 2017 : Capitaine Marleau bat son record historique, Quadras s'effondre, TPMP fait mieux que Shooter". Toute la télé. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Audiences TV du mardi 10 octobre 2017 : le foot leader sur TF1, succès pour Capitaine Marleau, Quadras faible pour son final sur M6". Toute la télé. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Audiences TV du mardi 17 avril 2018 : Capitaine Marleau signe un retour triomphal, L'arme fatale loin derrière, France 2 agonise avec 68". Toute la télé. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Audiences TV du mardi 24 avril 2018 : Capitaine Marleau leader mais en baisse de régime, L'arme fatale se stabilise, Babysitting 2 solide troisième". Toute la télé. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Audiences TV Prime (mardi 23 octobre 2018) : Johnny Hallyday surnage derrière le tsunami Capitaine Marleau, Belle et Sébastien écrase Issa Doumbia et 90' enquêtes". Toute la télé. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Audiences TV prime (mardi 30 octobre 2018) : Capitaine Marleau plus forte que Good Doctor, Incroyable talent démarre fort". Toute la télé. Retrieved 31 October 2018.

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