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Highway to hell: the story of a $100M failure

This is the story of one of the most extraordinary sagas of international drug trafficking. A thriller with an improbable cast, where South American drug dealers meet Hells Angels, as well as running into French, American and Canadian investigators, and the plot plays out on a legendary Vendée Globe sailing boat.


At the heart of the melodrama, Martin Lepage, a low profile ambulance driver from Quebec, finds himself caught up in an affair that is far too complex for him: an exceptional load of 1.5 tons of cocaine, a cumbersome package with an estimated value of 100 million dollars.


The series will draw on the style of the Coen brothers’"Fargo", moving from the north of Quebec to the quiet island of Noirmoutier in the Vendée, to the cartels of Colombia and ending tragically in the Caribbean. A thriller, moving from the dramatic to the ridiculous, appropriating the codes of detective fiction to give the viewer a front row seat to our ordinary hero’s slide into organized crime.

Direction: Clément Godart, Alexandre Mehring & Raphaël Rouyer

Production: CAT & Cie, Incognita Doc for Canal+ & TV5 Québec

Languages: French, English

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