Oussekine is a French historical drama series directed by Antoine Chevrollier.[1] The series was marketed as the third French Disney+ original production and was released in its entirety on May 11, 2022 on Disney+, consisting of 4 episodes.[2] Set primarily in 1980s Paris, the series follows the events leading up to and following the death of Malik Oussekine.

Directed byAntoine Chevrollier
Music byEvgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Country of originFrance
Original languageFrench
No. of episodes4
  • Pierre Laugier
  • Anthony Lancret
Original networkDisney+
Original releaseMay 11, 2022 (2022-05-11)


Oussekine looks back on the events of December 5, 1986 which led to the assassination of Malik Oussekine, a young 22-year-old french-algerian student, by police. The story and the trial are told across the Oussekine family.[3]

Cast and charactersEdit


The series launched in France and other international markets on May 11, 2022 on Disney+ as an original series through the Star content hub.[4] In Latin America, Oussekine was released as an original series through Star+.[5]


Critical responseEdit

According to French entertainment website AlloCiné, the series received widespread praise in French media.[6] Thibaud Gomès-Léal of CNet France described it as "one of the best French series of 2022," praising Antoine Chevrollier's direction and the performances of the actors.[7] Thomas Sotinel of Le Monde described it as "a mirror held up to France, through time," stating it scrupulously explores the circumstances and consequences of the death of Malik Oussekine.[8] Pierre Langlais of Télérama described it as a "perfect example of an educational, moving, well-documented and engaging series of general interest."[9] Olivier Lamm of Libération stated the series unveils the consequences of Malik Oussekine's death and political ramifications, calling the series "excellent, complex and committed."[10] Salammbô Marie of Numérama rated the series 10 out of 10, stated the series manages to tell the story of Malik Oussekine faithfull, called the storytelling "captivating" and "full of empathy," and applauded the performances of the cast.[11]

Dan Einav of Financial Times rated the series 4 out of 5 stars, writing, "The story it tells about brutal, bigoted law enforcement, xenophobia and nativism is, sadly, as timely as ever," and describing it as "[going] for the heart as well as the gut."[12]


List of awards and nominations of Oussekine
Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2022 Prix de l’Association française des Critiques de Séries Best Series Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret, Disney+ Won [13][14]
Best Actress Mouna Soualem Won
Best Writing Antoine Chevrollier, Julien Lilti, Cédric Ido, Faïza Guene, Lina Soualem Won
Best Production Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret, Itineraire Productions Won
2023 BAFTA TV Awards Best International Programme Anthony Lancret, Pierre Laugier, Juliette Lassalle, Antoine Chevrollier, Pauline Dauvin, Kevin Deysson Nominated [15]


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  2. ^ "La série française originale Disney+ " OUSSEKINE " sera disponible en intégral..." newsroom.disney.fr. Archived from the original on 2022-04-27. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  3. ^ Aftab, Kaleem. "Oussekine: The police killing that shocked France". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  4. ^ Goldbart, Max (2022-05-05). "Disney+'s 'Oussekine' Creator Antoine Chevrollier On Telling The "Dark Part" Of The French National History Books & Seeking Inspiration From Netflix's 'When They See Us'". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-07-22.
  5. ^ "Escándalos en forma de serie: Star+ y 7 ficciones sobre hechos impactantes de la vida real | TV". La Voz del Interior (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-07-22.
  6. ^ "Oussekine sur Disney+ : que pense la presse de la série choc ?". AlloCiné. Archived from the original on 2022-06-15. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  7. ^ Gomès-Léal @T_Smithee, Par Thibaud; à 15:00, Mis à jour le mercredi 11 mai 2022. "Oussekine (Disney+) : magistrale, bouleversante... la meilleure série française de 2022 ?". CNET France. Archived from the original on 2022-06-14. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  8. ^ "" Oussekine ", sur Disney+ : un miroir tendu à la France, à travers le temps". Le Monde.fr. May 11, 2022. Archived from the original on June 28, 2022. Retrieved July 2, 2022 – via Le Monde.
  9. ^ "Antoine Chevrollier : "'Oussekine' est une série militante qui dit que l'État français a failli"". Télérama. May 11, 2022. Archived from the original on June 13, 2022. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  10. ^ Lamm, Olivier. ""Oussekine", une famille en heurts". Libération (in French). Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  11. ^ "Oussekine sur Disney+ est déjà la meilleure série française de 2022". Numerama (in French). 2022-05-11. Retrieved 2022-07-22.
  12. ^ "Hard-hitting drama Oussekine follows the aftermath of a murder". Financial Times. May 6, 2022. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  13. ^ Séries, Association Critiques (2022-11-15). "8e Prix de l'Association des Critiques de Séries: le palmarès 2022". Association des Critiques de Séries (in French). Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  14. ^ AlloCine. "Oussekine sur Disney+ : la mini-série récompensée par l'Association française des Critiques de Séries". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  15. ^ "Bafta TV Awards 2023: The list of nominees". BBC News. 2023-03-22. Retrieved 2023-03-28.