Outings – Leisure – Three lawyers from Marseille in the legal whirlwind in a documentary series on France TV Slash

Outings – Leisure – Three lawyers from Marseille in the legal whirlwind in a documentary series on France TV Slash
Outings – Leisure – Three lawyers from Marseille in the legal whirlwind in a documentary series on France TV Slash

On the screen, a cat stares at Pauline who is about to leave her apartment. “See you tonight, Escobar!“, says the lawyer to her pet, baptized like a Colombian cocaine king. In the Artplexe Cinema, the large audience who came this Thursday evening to attend the preview screening of the documentary Commises d’office, burst out laughing.

A laugh like a breath in the middle of sequences which say, without artifice or complacency, the harshness of the situations that Marseille lawyers face every day: shooting of a client, domestic violence, mistreated children, exploitation of small foreign hands by networks…

For its fourth season, the series with three million spectators escapes from the Paris region and Brussels to set its cameras in the city of all fantasies. The duration of six episodes of around fifteen minutes – available today on the france.tvslash platform – Commises d’office follows the daily life of three young lawyers struggling with emergency justice, most often in immediate appearance , serving customers who have not always chosen them.

Here, no bigwig like Escobar, but piles of damaged lives, those of victims and perpetrators giving the same impression of being swept away by a whirlwind. “I’m touched. Am I really in my role?“, asks Nawel Filali, as an admission of weakness in a cynical world. Like her sisters, Tiphaine Rémy and Pauline Larronde-Buzaud, Nawel fights to find a place in a world of men, in wavering but patiently clinging to the branches, the series paints portraits of these women with strong characters and discreet flaws But carried by the same faith in their sermon Strength of this series, an endearing cast. “doesn’t come from that background“, she slips. However, this pure Marseillaise frees itself from any collaboration to install its plaque.

Benevolent, she tries, here, to convince a victim of domestic violence not to retract; there, a watchman to change his path. Sweet smile, Pauline does not “can’t stand injustice“. A victim herself as a child, she says her “dress protects her from blows“In indifference, she protests against a police report which allows one of her clients to be described as “limit“.

Tiphaine, finally, breaks the codes and bursts the screen. Born in Reims, supporter of OM, she competes in pugnacity: “We can’t imagine a little blonde with blue eyes who comes from her campaign to defend major criminal cases“, she said, launching herself onto the reserved grounds of the Assises.

Entrusted to the Marseille director Fanny Fontan, several of whose documentaries have already been praised (Don’t talk about it, it’s a secret; The basement of our demons…), Commis d’office also explores, implicitly, the ‘degraded state of justice’without means“became”expeditious“. And don’t forget to give its place to the lawyers’ weapon: the verb.

To do this, the director has the good idea of ​​replaying the pleadings, or of including small touches of the characters’ voiceover when the images are not enough. Very effective, the music concocted by DJ Djel, from the FF, gives its rhythm to the series. And helps to plead, at the time of the verdict, for an appeal and another season.

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