We’ve spoken about the (welcome) increase in Belgian crime drama to our shores – what with the likes of Professor T, Salamander, 13 Commandments and Rough Justice – and now the Walter Presents brand has announced that ANOTHER new Belgian import will be hitting our screens very soon.
So, here’s the lowdown on Tabula Rasa:
When Mie (Veerle Baetens), a young woman with amnesia, becomes a key suspect in a missing person’s case, she must reconstruct her memories to clear her name. However, her mind fills in the gaps created by the amnesia, meaning the haunting narrative follows not only the past and present, but dreams, hallucinations and nightmares.
While locked up in a psychiatric hospital, Mie is visited by Detective Inspector Wolkers (Gene Bervoets) who claims she was the last person seen with Thomas Spectre before he vanished. As a witness and prime suspect, she appears to be the sole key in this mysterious disappearance and Mie can’t be released from the hospital until Thomas is found. In order to solve the puzzle and find Thomas, Mie has to reconstruct her lost memories and find her way back through the dark labyrinth of her recent past. Along the way she encounters shocking revelations about her complex family situation, her relationships and her past. The more she remembers, the more she starts to mistrust not only the people around her but also… herself. Are these new memories real or mere figments of her imagination in a desperate attempt to fill in the blanks?
Sounds really intriguing.
Tabula Rasa: Sunday 6th May, 10pm, Channel 4 (rest of series available on All4 straight after)