The Best Episodes Directed by Kim Chapiron

Terre Inconnue

#1 - Terre Inconnue

Guyane Season 1 - Episode 1

Vincent, a 20-year old geology student from Paris, goes to French Guyana to do an internship at a gold mining company. Taken under the wing of local gold lord Antoine Serra, Vincent quickly falls into the much more lucrative – and more dangerous – world of gold trafficking.

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Saint Elias

#2 - Saint Elias

Guyane Season 1 - Episode 2

Stuck in Saint Elias, a remote village reachable only by dugout canoe, Vincent feels isolated and cut out of the adventure. Serra keeps him reeled in by telling him about a local legend: a mythic gold mine called Sarah Bernhardt. Vincent tries to convince Louis they need his “engineering” expertise, but Serra's right-hand-man would rather get rid of the young Parisian for good. He rebels and violence breaks out all round. Clara Quintero, a Brazilian crime lord and Serra's biggest rival, is looking to take over their budding camp by force.

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Garimpeiro

#3 - Garimpeiro

Guyane Season 1 - Episode 3

Vincent, Serra, Louis and the gold miners arrive at the camp. The prospectors doggedly dig through the mud, but only find a smattering of gold nuggets. When the gold vein doesn't immediately pan out, things get tense between Louis and Vincent. The engineer is troubled by the management's violent practices in the camp, but doesn't intervene. Back in Saint Elias, Nathalie is under high pressure. She treats Anita after she's roughed up by Silva, one of Clara Quintero's minions. She also has to keep a close eye on Serra's daughter Laetitia, who hitchhiked in from Cayenne and is trying to seduce Claudio, one of Serra's men. Nathalie is also in charge of getting the acai production operation up and running. Back at the camp, a tragic accident unfolds... and Vincent feels responsible.

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Sarah Bernhardt

#4 - Sarah Bernhardt

Guyane Season 1 - Episode 4

In the hot, humid depths of the Guyanese forest, gold finally begins to pour out. Guilt-ridden over the accident, Vincent works like a madman. Serra brings in alcohol and girls to distract the exhausted gold miners and make a few more dollars off them. Vincent is disappointed that Anita has come along, and tries to stop her from prostituting herself. His noble intentions spark derision and even anger from some of the men. Serra has to find a way to sell the illegal gold. He goes back to Saint Elias and discovers that Nathalie has been tapping his bank account to expand Acai Beach, and that his daughter Laetitia is involved with Claudio. Vincent takes advantage of Serra's absence to look for the mythic Sarah Bernhardt gold mine. He defies Louis's orders, and brings back to camp a hysterical young Brazilian girl who was injured in the forest. The mine comes under attack. In Cayenne, Serra contacts a jeweler he's dealt with for ages, but his old partner lays a trap for him.

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