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Nicolas le Floch, doubly a comissaire with the King's Police and the Marquis de Ranreuil, solves crimes during the reign of Louis XV.
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Cast

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Jérôme Robart ... Nicolas Le Floch (12 episodes, 2008-2015)
Mathias Mlekuz ... Bourdeau / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2015)
François Caron ... Monsieur de Sartine / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2015)

Michaël Abiteboul ... Sanson / ... (11 episodes, 2008-2015)

Jean-Marie Winling ... Monsieur de Noblecourt / ... (9 episodes, 2008-2013)
Vincent Winterhalter ... Semacgus / ... (9 episodes, 2008-2015)
Pierre Remund ... Le Roi / ... (8 episodes, 2008-2013)
Marie Verdi ... Catherine (8 episodes, 2008-2013)
Sava Lolov ... Le comte de la Borde / ... (8 episodes, 2008-2015)
Claire Nebout ... La Paulet (7 episodes, 2008-2015)
Monique Mauclair ... La mère Morel / ... (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jules Sadoughi ... L'enfant (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jacques Collard ... Le vieil huissier / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
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Series Directed by
Nicolas Picard (6 episodes, 2009-2012)
Philippe Bérenger (4 episodes, 2013-2015)
Edwin Baily (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Hugues Pagan (10 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jean-François Parot (9 episodes, 2008-2013)
Catherine Lapasset (3 episodes, 2012-2013)

Series Produced by
Marc Eloy .... line producer / executive producer (10 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jean Labib .... producer (9 episodes, 2008-2013)
Ariane Gardel .... producer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Original Music by
Stéphane Moucha (10 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Carlo Varini (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Pierre Milon (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Laurent Machuel (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Pascale Arnaud (5 episodes, 2009-2012)
Isabelle Dedieu (2 episodes, 2008)
Grégoire Chevalier-Naud (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting by
Soone Hoang Xuan Lan (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
Tatiana Vialle (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Paula Chevallet (2 episodes, 2008)
Richard Rousseau (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Eric Viellerobe (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Valérie Saradjian (2 episodes, 2008)
Valérie Grall (2 episodes, 2009)
Giuseppe Ponturo (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Giuseppe Ponturo (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Giuseppe Ponturo (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Costume Design by
Edith Vesperini (10 episodes, 2008-2013)
Stéphane Rollot (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
Charlotte Betaillole (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Emmanuel Pitois .... special makeup effects artist / key special effects makeup artist (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Odile Fourquin .... key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
Nathalie Kovalski .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
Pascal Ferrero .... hair and wig artist / hair and wig designer / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Sidonie Constantien .... hair stylist / key hair stylist / ... (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Valérie Chapelle .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Tony Rocchetti .... hair and wig artist / hair and wig designer (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Catherine Leblanc .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2008-2013)
Simon Livet .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
Evelyne Byot .... key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Anne-Marie Demeur .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Sandrine Facerias .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Benoît Lestang .... key special effects makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Flore Masson .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Stéphane Robert .... special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Miguel Santos .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2008)
Jacqueline Stuffel .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2008)
Céline Fontenaud .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Michèle Tassi .... key makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Joëlle Dominique .... hair stylist / key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
 
Series Production Management
Isabelle Soyer .... unit manager / unit production manager (11 episodes, 2008-2015)
Stéphanie Bénitah .... post production supervisor (8 episodes, 2009-2013)
Matthieu Dubois .... assistant unit manager / associate unit manager / ... (7 episodes, 2008-2013)
Pierre Saint Blanquat .... assistant unit manager / unit manager (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Adrien Cokelaer .... assistant unit manager (6 episodes, 2012-2015)
Catherine Belloeil Gagneux .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Virginie Bellet .... post-production manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Nicolas Biaugeaud .... assistant unit manager (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrea Saunier .... third assistant director / assistant director (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Ludovic Ory .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2013-2015)
Matthieu Röhrer .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jean-Christophe Delpias .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Sophie Groussin .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Sophie Hansen .... assistant assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Mathieu Danielo .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Nicolas Duhamel .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Annie Hamelin .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Coline Perruchon .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Franck Rocchietta .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Carole Golzio .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Anaïs Minet .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Frédérique Lagarde .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Department
Patrice Velut .... property master (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Lazlo Guarguir .... painter / key painter (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Carole Récamier .... tapestry (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Patrick Bouchy .... first assistant decorator / construction manager (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Benjamin Bouygues-Faugeron .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Nicolas Barray .... painter (2 episodes, 2008)
Marie Barthes .... sculptor (2 episodes, 2008)
Manuelle Borgel .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2008)
Hubert De Forcade .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)
Guillaume Deviercy .... assistant property master (2 episodes, 2008)
Jean-Louis Lalet .... property master (2 episodes, 2008)
Marc Le Hingrat .... first assistant art director (2 episodes, 2008)
Bruno Madesclaire .... location finder (2 episodes, 2008)
Sacha Malheraux .... upholsterer (2 episodes, 2008)
Muriel Nicolle .... sculptor (2 episodes, 2008)
Frédéric Pesquer .... upholsterer (2 episodes, 2008)
François Roux .... sculptor (2 episodes, 2008)
Marc Rovere .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2008)
Franck Savary .... painter (2 episodes, 2008)
Christophe Pommie .... tapestry (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
Gilles Chadrand .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2009)
Vincent Dangoise .... painter (2 episodes, 2009)
Xavier Floris .... first assistant decorator (2 episodes, 2009)
Pascal Gras .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2009)
Marion Hurel-Ménard .... second assistant decorator: Paris (2 episodes, 2009)
Edo Husakovic .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2009)
Flavia Marcon .... property buyer (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Mauris-Blanc .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Enrico Pittiglio .... head painter (2 episodes, 2009)
Eric Viellerobe .... set designer (2 episodes, 2009)
Virginie Dollat .... painter (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Colombe Gillet .... props buyer (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Benoît Leclerc .... carpenter / construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Jonathan Liebling .... foley artist (10 episodes, 2009-2015)
Christian Fontaine .... re-recording mixer / sound mixer (7 episodes, 2009-2013)
Benjamin Charier .... boom operator / first assistant sound (6 episodes, 2009-2012)
André Fèvre .... assistant foley artist (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Yvan Dacquay .... sound / sound engineer / ... (5 episodes, 2009-2012)
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Rémy Crouzet .... dialogue editor / on-line editor (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Guy Letort .... adr supervisor / post-synchronisation (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Pierre Molin .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Juliette Marchand .... sound editor / sound / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ludovic Escallier .... sound mixer / sound (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
Julien Chirouze .... assistant foley artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Guillaume Delamare .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2008)
Xavier Drouault .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Laurent Lafran .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Guillaume Leriche .... foley recordist (2 episodes, 2008)
Denis Martin .... first assistant sound (2 episodes, 2008)
Georges-Henri Mauchant .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Ludovic Maucuit .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Emmanuel Pietri .... first assistant sound (2 episodes, 2008)
Stéphanie Dagues .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Carl Goetgheluck .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2009)
Jean Jouvet .... sound assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jonathan Zenenski .... special effects technician / special effects: pyrotechnics (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Olivier Zenenski .... special effects supervisor / special effects: pyrotechnics (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Pierre Foury .... special effects (2 episodes, 2008)
Benoît Squizzato .... special effects (2 episodes, 2008)
Piotr Styczen .... special effects (2 episodes, 2008)
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Stephane Bidault .... visual effects supervisor (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sébastien Fauchère .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sylvain Lefebvre .... compositor / digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Manuel Rais .... compositor / digital compositor (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matthias Weber .... visual effects producer (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Marie-Laurence Floc'h .... visual effects (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Fabrice Fernandez .... digital artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Jérome Lionard .... digital artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Florian Senand .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2010)
Stephane Beve .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Nicolas Rigaud .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Astrid Tessier .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Stunts
Georges Branche .... stunt coordinator: horse stunts (10 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michel Carliez .... stunt and fight coordinator / stunt coordinator / ... (10 episodes, 2008-2013)
Corinne Branche .... stunt coordinator: horse stunts / stunt double: horse rider (9 episodes, 2008-2013)
René Moreau .... stunt double: horse rider (8 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jean-Marc Bellu .... stunt performer / stunt double: horse rider (7 episodes, 2008-2013)
William Cagnard .... stunt performer (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Henri Fleury .... stunt double: horse rider (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Patrick Médioni .... stunt performer / assistant stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2008-2012)
James Kitson .... stunt double: horse rider (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Manuel Frendo .... stunt performer (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Philippe Morel .... stunt performer / stunt double: horse rider (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Monia Moula .... stunt performer (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jean Girard .... stunt double: horse rider (4 episodes, 2008-2013)
Michel Bouis .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
Albert Goldberg .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt performer (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
Emmanuel Seene .... stunt double: horse rider (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Yves Girard .... assistant stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Audrey Ottaviano .... stunt double: La Satin / stunt performer / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
Olivier Vitrant .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Michel Didier .... stunt double: horse rider (2 episodes, 2008)
Albert Frendo .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2008)
David Genty .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2008)
Victor Lains .... stunt double: horse rider (2 episodes, 2008)
Hubert Potterie .... stunt double: horse rider (2 episodes, 2008)
Sylvain Gabet .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Sybille Blouin .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2010)
Vincent Bersoulle .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2012)
Emilie Jumeaux .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Steltzer .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2012)
Patrice Cossoneau .... stunt double: horse rider (2 episodes, 2013)
Jean Adrien Espiasse .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013)
Adrien Gérard .... stunt double: horse rider (2 episodes, 2013)
Vincent Haquin .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013)
Jean-Charles Rousseau .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013)
Gunther Van Severen .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Christophe Sournac .... gaffer (5 episodes, 2012-2015)
Dorothée Guermonprez .... second assistant camera / second assistant camera: "b" camera (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jean-François Grancher .... electrician (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Philippe Porte .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Aurélien Dubois .... first assistant camera / co-first assistant camera (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Laurent Dexpert .... electrician (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Didier Frémont .... camera operator / steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
José Gomes de Oliveira .... key grip (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Cyril Muscat .... grip (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Antoine Tamby .... grip (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Patrick Llopis .... key grip (3 episodes, 2012-2015)
Eddy Trouillot .... grip (3 episodes, 2012-2015)
Luis Armando Arteaga .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2008)
Julien Bureau .... first assistant camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Jean-Guy Cheny .... grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Pierre-Laurent Chénieux .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Nicolas Dollander .... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Adrien Guillaume .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2008)
Pascal Henin .... electrician (2 episodes, 2008)
Raphael Jourdan .... key grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Alexis Lavergne .... grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Jérôme Lift .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2008)
Patrick Rebatel .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2008)
Patrick Renault .... electrician (2 episodes, 2008)
Philippe Sebban .... electrician (2 episodes, 2008)
Gilles Sollier .... grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Jérôme Telo .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2008)
Cédric Calmels .... grip (2 episodes, 2009)
Mathilde Cathelin .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Julie Conte .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Couvelaire .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Clément Fabre .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Jérémie Fau .... additional second assistant camera / assistant to assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Fabien Leduc .... electrician (2 episodes, 2009)
Adrien Onesto .... video assist and additional second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Vincent Plaidy .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Luc Reyrolle .... electrician (2 episodes, 2009)
Fanny Rondeau .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Michel Michau .... electrician (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Edouard Omnès .... grip (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Gil Decamp .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2010)
Bastien Dessolas .... electrician (2 episodes, 2010)
Olivier Nedelcu .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Catherine Pujol .... additional camera operator / camera operator (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Flavio Manriquez .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... camera "b" operator and steadicam operator / camera operator / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Luna Jappain .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2013)
Jean-Baptiste Lamontre .... third assistant camera (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting Department
Gaëlle Baud .... extras casting assistant / extras casting (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jacqueline Vicaire .... casting: small bits & extras / casting: small bits and extras / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2013)
Soone Hoang Xuan Lan .... casting assistant (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
Marie-Lise Brunet .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mathé Pontanier .... costumer / wardrobe (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Benoît Liebert .... patina & tint (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nathalie Robert .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Sophie Bay .... costumer (2 episodes, 2008)
Pauline Besnier .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2008)
Laetitia Bouix .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2008)
Laurence Caines .... costumer (2 episodes, 2008)
Aurélie Dolbeau .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2008)
Laurence Esnault .... patine (2 episodes, 2008)
Louis Hamel .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2008)
Sandrine Mogue .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2008)
Martial Piot .... costumer (2 episodes, 2008)
Joanna Texier .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2008)
Martine Bourgeon .... key costumer (2 episodes, 2009)
Chloé Chamulidrat .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2009)
Fabrice Denis .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
Gabrielle Tromelin .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Sylvestre Ramos .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Véronique Tremoureux-Baron .... costumer (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jérémie Rouffio .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010-2013)
Sébastien Foucault .... editor: title sequence (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
Sébastien Lekuona .... assistant assistant editor (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Frédéric Savoir .... colorist / color timer (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Géry Bouchez .... post-production coordinator: title sequence (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Guillaume Bauer .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Thaddée Bertrand .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Arnaud Gallinière .... color timer (2 episodes, 2008)
Stéphanie Dagues .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Gilles Martin .... color timer (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Location Management
Christophe Chauveau .... key location scout / location manager (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Christophe Bernard .... location scout (2 episodes, 2008)
Christophe Demigne .... location scout: Responsable repérages spécialisés (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Stéphane Moucha .... conductor (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jan Holzner .... music recording engineer (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Other crew
Fréderic Hardy .... horses and carriages / carriages (10 episodes, 2008-2013)
Joëlle Sabri .... production administrator (7 episodes, 2008-2013)
Pierre Cadeac .... animals (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Lystelle Peyregne .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Emmanuelle Viard .... production secretary / assistant production administrator (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Frédéric Cauvy .... armorer / weapons armorer (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
Lilas Saadat .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Marie-Christine Fall .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2013-2015)
Sylvie Rauwel .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
Hervé Grandsart .... historical advisor (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Guillaume Bauer .... title designer (2 episodes, 2008)
Elisabeth Chochoy .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2008)
Emma Meguerditchian .... press attache: FR2 (2 episodes, 2008)
Olivia Rehacek .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2008)
Isabelle Delécluse .... press attache: FR2 (2 episodes, 2009)
Elisa Lebon .... child coach (2 episodes, 2009)
Yoan Jeronymos .... press attache (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Christophe Kerambrun .... press attache (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Nathalie Rouanet .... press attache: FR2 / press attache: France 2 (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Daniel Cassez .... coachman (2 episodes, 2013)
Jean-Loup Celeyron .... coachman (2 episodes, 2013)
Christelle Chagnot .... coachman (2 episodes, 2013)
David Gerbin .... coachman (2 episodes, 2013)
Pierre Sambet .... coachman (2 episodes, 2013)
Patrick Tardif .... coachman (2 episodes, 2013)
 

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Long Live Le Floch!, 31 March 2014
Author: laura from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The Nicolas Le Floch TV series is based on a series of books written by Jean-François Parot and set during the time of Louis the XV and XVI.

Full disclosure: I know very little about this time period. I have not read the books (but see the last paragraph). The books are very highly regarded as historically accurate.

Currently there are ten episodes (with their length they could be called movies) of Le Floch (2008-2013; new episodes coming in 2014 and 2015), and they are a work of art. A thing to behold. Magnificent. The sets, the costumes, the music, the makeup and wigs, are wondrous. It is beautifully, exquisitely made. There are scenes that are simply breathtaking. An example is after the death of Louis the XV as a despairing Le Floch walks alone, away from the death chamber, while a mass of several hundred magnificently costumed extras move toward it. It is a long, gut-wrenching scene.

As almost anyone who's heard of the French Revolution will know, this is a difficult time (to say the least!). Much of the aristocracy is, if we are to believe the stories here, perverse beyond belief. They perhaps deserved what was coming to them.

Nicolas Le Floch was the illegitimate son of the Marquis de Ranreuil (thus he is referred to as "Petit Marquis"). He becomes a police inspector under the real-life person Antoine de Sartine, Lieutenant General of Police of Paris, and promoted to Commissaire. Under Nicolas are inspector Bourdeau, and a sort of 18th century Medical Examiner (Sanson). Together they solve crimes with intelligence and serious intent during a time where forensic sciences is in its infancy (if that).

Jérôme Robart is brilliant as Le Floch. His acting is superb and he lights up the universe with his smile. He appears to be an excellent horseman and swordsman (although what do I know? At any rate he looks good!). He is a joy to watch. Although as previously mentioned it is a dire and grim time, he seems to be able to keep his humor and his humanity, although clearly he sees the worst that life has to offer.

His compatriots are equally well-played. Bourdeau and and Sanson are trustworthy and loyal, but other characters such as Sartine are duplicitous, even threatening. Not only is it a grim time but dangerous time as well. Many of these wonderful actors and actresses show up in other fantastic shows like Engrenages and Le sang de la vigne.

Near the end of one episode Bourdeau, commenting on the fact that an aristocrat is simply shipped off to his estate outside Paris after committing several heinous acts, asks Le Floch when the law will ever be equally applicable to all. Thus the rub. it is a time of cognitive dissonance when it comes to justice. Le Floch is more than aware of this as he seemingly skirts around the dangers falling all around him and brings in the bad guys.

Thanks to MHz International Mysteries for showing this series, along with all the other excellent shows it airs. Le Floch is well worth your time and effort (the subtitles are excellent but it is a lot of work watching such a visually complex and complicated show with subtitles -- I find I need to watch episodes twice). You can also buy the DVDs from MHz, and if you like the series, I recommend you purchase them as they include additional scenes, and the money goes to a good cause -- more Le Floch episodes being available here in the U.S. when they are released!

If there is one negative thing -- it is the sexual "conquests" business. The multitude of liaisons are treated as commonplace. This is probably accurate but it does (as a typical New Worlder) make me a little "squeamish." In one episode Le Floch's current mistress announces she is pregnant. He seems joyous. But we never see her again. It seems odd to modern sentiments. In another episode, however, his mistress announces she is leaving him and he is extremely distraught and heartbroken; another gut-wrenching scene. So he is not callous. He just has quite the libido. Ce la vie!

Addendum: since writing this I have read all the available translated Parot novels. They are excellent. I recommend them heartily. Understandably, the episodes don't cover everything in the books, and diverge from the plots -- sometime in significant ways. The characters are (of course) much more substantially fleshed out. The scenes describing food... are fantastic. Even better... Nicolas adopts a little black and white cat (Mouchette), who has not yet materialized in the episodes. Being fond of cats, I smile when she makes her charming appearances in the books.

Worth reading!

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