The latest episode of the popular French TV series 'L'Art du Crime', set within the grandeur of Versailles, aired on France 2 on Monday, December 4. The episode presents a complex romantic dynamic as the protagonists, Florence and Antoine, navigate their feelings amid the surprising return of Antoine's ex, Juliette.
The Versailles Episode
In the grand gardens of the Versailles castle, a medium is found murdered. Florence and Antoine, played by Éléonore Bernheim and Nicolas Gob respectively, suspect a group of amateur historians, fervent admirers of Marie Antoinette. To infiltrate this group, the OCBC solicits the help of Juliette, Antoine's ex-fiancé who is also a police officer and medium. This unexpected return unsettles the equation between Florence and Antoine, who are determined to remain just friends.
A pivotal moment in the episode is a karaoke scene. Originally planned to happen in a bar during a football match, it was moved to the police station. Both Bernheim and Gob shared their experiences filming this scene. Gob highlighted the strength of his bond with Bernheim, which translates into their on-screen chemistry, and admitted that the karaoke scene pushed him out of his comfort zone. Bernheim echoed this sentiment, expressing her excitement and satisfaction with the karaoke scene, which she considered as fulfilling a cinematic dream.
Significance of Julien Clerc's Song
The song chosen for the karaoke, 'Fais moi une place' by Julien Clerc, holds a special significance for the plot and the series. Clerc is the father of Angèle Herry, one of the co-authors of the series. The song thus serves as a tribute to co-author Herry and as an indirect way for Antoine's character to express his love. The director fought for the rights to use this song, adding another layer of depth to the already intricate narrative.