Rats - Paris Under Siege
|Title:||Rats - Paris Under Siege|
|Original title:||Les Rats|
|Directed by:||Charlotte Brandström|
|Produced by:||A coproduction by TF1, Alma Productions, Fontana, RTL-TVI in cooperation with Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) in association with Beta|
Rats - Paris Under SiegeThey're fast. They're deadly. They're everywhere.
In a Paris hospital, virologist Laurence is stumped by an unidentifiable virus that even her ex-lover, a famed biologist, is unable to explain. Yet he is quick to dismiss any connection between the virus and the rats that are infesting the city as a result of the garbage collectors' strike. Laurence, however, fears the worst, and her fears are confirmed when her daughter is bitten and falls ill. A race against time begins. In her struggle to find a cure for the virus and to force the city government to act, she finds an unlikely ally in the charming skipper Alex, whose father is one of the victims. Alex's pet white rat Elton was also bitten, but hasn't fallen ill. Could his resistance hold the key to a solution? Meanwhile, as thousands of deadly rodents swarm out into the city, Laurence learns that they stem from two rats that had been genetically mutated and infected with the virus, and then escaped. And the man responsible for this experiment gone wrong is Laurence's ex-lover...