“With Heaven’s Help,” a new detective miniseries. Plot and cast | TV Smiles and Songs

On Canale 5, he recounts the encounter between a policewoman and a young seminarian

November 21, 2022 at 08:54

He is a young seminarian about to take his vows. She is a deeply atheist policewoman. And yet, although decidedly opposite, the streets of Friar Clément (Mathieu Spinosi) and Police Captain Elli Taleb (Sabrina Ouazani) are destined to cross paths to achieve a common goal: to hunt down the perpetrators of mysterious murders. They are the protagonists of “With Heaven’s Help”the new Franco-Belgian crime miniseries at the start on Canale 5 from Tuesday 22 November.


Ellie has a complicated private life and takes care of her three sisters. Clément, after being orphaned, grew up in a monastery. And he knows the outside world only through the correspondence theology courses he took in college. To bring them together is the sudden death of Father Benoît which will push the friar to help Elli in the search for the murderer. And on this occasion the woman will discover that the monk, in addition to a great flair for investigations, also has a degree in Psychocriminology. So she will involve him in the most difficult cases.

A taste of what awaits us? A university teacher is found dead in a classroom. A cook is murdered in her restaurant. The head of a scout camp is killed in mysterious circumstances… These are just some of the murders that the strange couple will investigate.

Breathtaking landscapes

The filming of the miniseries took place in Montpellier and in Occitania, in the south of France, in particular at the Abbey of Santa Maria di Valmagne, a masterpiece of medieval architecture surrounded by vine fields and hills, and at the Prieuré Saint-Michel de Grandmont, former Romanesque monastery in the heart of an oak forest. But, over the course of the six episodes, we will also visit the delightful French towns of Roquedur, Saint-Julien-de-la-Nef, Sauve and Villeveyrac.


Mathieu Spinosi wears the cassock in the series, who declared that he immediately fell in love with the role of Friar Clément: «When they offered him to me, I was very intrigued. I love characters that make me explore realities far from mine. And then it is an unusual priest: he is a man of faith, but not austere or rigid. On the contrary, he has a great sense of humor, he is a pure, empathetic and optimistic person ». And of his partner on the set he said: «I really enjoyed working with Sabrina, an incredible and generous actress, a woman of great depth and sensitivity». No less enthusiastic is Sabrina Ouazani: «Elli’s character is singular, informal, impatient and strong. He knows what he wants and achieves his goals. But the meeting with Clément will upset the lives of both. The relationship that develops between the two characters is truly successful: one the opposite of the other, but complementary. She is the earth and he is… the sky!».

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