In episode 3 of season 3 of “HPI”, broadcast this Thursday, May 26 on TF1, Morgane Alvaro manages to solve an investigation thanks to the film “Peau d’âne” by Jacques Demy. If you’ve never seen it, find out where you can watch it!
In episode 3 of season 3 of HPI, broadcast this Thursday, May 25 on TF1, Morgane (Audrey Fleurot) and Inspector Karadec (Mehdi Nebbou) once again join forces to work on the murders of Naïma, a 20-year-old rising star of French rap.
During their investigation, they discover that the singer had recorded a new song, titled “Bledigirl”. And listening to the lyrics, the red-haired consultant understands that the song is not only about rape, but about incest.
Hearing the words “the moon, the sun, the weather”, Morgane indeed understands that the title refers to the tale Peau d’âne. The song is also about Jean Marais and Catherine Deneuve, who were the actors in Jacques Demy’s adaptation released in the 70s.
The tale telling the story of a young woman who hides so as not to have to marry her father, Morgane therefore deduces that Naïma is a victim of incest. Of course, as they investigate, they will understand that the story is much more complicated than that.
Where can I see the film Peau d’âne?
Modern interpretation of Charles Perrault’s tale, Peau d’âne is a musical film written and directed by Jacques Demy, to whom we owe in particular Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and Les Umbrellas de Cherbourg, and carried by Catherine Deneuve.
This work with a pop aesthetic, which mixes magical atmosphere and colorful audacity, marked an entire generation and still remains today a timeless classic that appeals to parents and children alike, despite certain more adult aspects of the story.
If you have never seen the film, and the description of Morgane Alvaro in HPI made you want to discover it, you will be happy to learn that it is available since May 15 on Netflix.
The American platform has indeed made Jacques Demy’s film available to its subscribers, as well as Les Umbrellas de Cherbourg and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, two other classics by the director.
Find a new unpublished episode of season 3 of HPI Thursday June 1 from 9:10 p.m. on TF1. For the most impatient, the entire season is already available in preview on MyTF1 Max.