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Frank Riva 

After 25 years in exile, undercover cop Frank Riva comes back in Paris. He faces mob boss Norbert Loggia and his son Maxime, who put a bounty on his head during the French Connection days.
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Series cast summary:
Alain Delon ...  Frank Riva 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Jacques Perrin ...  Xavier Unger 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Sophie von Kessel ...  Commissaire Lydie Herzog 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Cédric Chevalme Cédric Chevalme ...  Hervé Sebastian 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Mireille Darc ...  Catherine Sinclair 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Elsa Kikoïne Elsa Kikoïne ...  Juliette Janssen 6 episodes, 2003-2004
François Vincentelli François Vincentelli ...  Guy 'Guido' Buscema 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Luis Marquès Luis Marquès ...  Maxime Loggia 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Yves Afonso ...  Roman 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Pascal Demolon Pascal Demolon ...  Jean-Claude Marcellin, a.k.a. Pola 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Mélanie Maudran Mélanie Maudran ...  Nina Rizzi 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Philippe Ambrosini ...  René Nieves, dit 'Néné' / ... 5 episodes, 2003-2004
Matthieu Rozé Matthieu Rozé ...  Jean-Luc Roth 4 episodes, 2003-2004
Venantino Venantini ...  Francesco 'Francis' Melfi 4 episodes, 2003-2004
Beppe Chierici ...  Claude Lupo 4 episodes, 2003-2004
Philippe Etesse Philippe Etesse ...  Ministre de l'Intérieur / ... 4 episodes, 2003-2004
Eric Defosse Eric Defosse ...  Jimmy Esperanza, a.k.a. Jefferson Villa 4 episodes, 2003-2004
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Nicole Calfan ...  Madeleine Unger 3 episodes, 2003
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After 25 years in exile, undercover cop Frank Riva comes back in Paris. He faces mob boss Norbert Loggia and his son Maxime, who put a bounty on his head during the French Connection days.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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France

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French | German

Release Date:

2003 (France) See more »

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Frank Riva, o batsos See more »

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Portugal

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(6 parts) | (3 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Alain the Magnificent
18 September 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Alain Delon is "Frank Riva" in this 2003-2004 six-episode series.

Riva has been in exile for 25 years and now returns to Paris at the behest of the Paris police commissioner and friend, Xavier Unger (Jacques Perrin) after Riva's brother, a police officer, is killed. In the past, Riva went undercover to investigate a mobster, Norbert Loggia, during the French Connection. A contract was put out on him, so Riva's death was faked, and he disappeared.

Now he's back, and not planning on staying long. But life intervenes - a daughter (Mélanie Maudran) he never knew about, and her own involvement with Maxime Loggia, Norbert's son, which results in further complications. Riva himself faces the woman he left behind, Catherine (Mireille Darc) and enters into an affair with the police superintendent (Sophie von Kessel).

Undoubtedly this role was created for the then 68-year-old Delon, still remarkably handsome, giving a wonderful performance as a man who still mourns the death of the woman he loved and who reluctantly returns to his old life, sadder and wiser.

The supporting ensemble is excellent -- the young officers, played by Cedric Chevalme and Francois Vincentelli, Perrin, Delon's ex- companion Darc, von Kessel, and the stunning Maudran are all believable and vibrant contributors to the series.

I recently read of review of a play Delon did with his daughter Anouchka - the play had been written by a friend of Delon's specifically for her. The first paragraph of the review talked about the young Delon's fine acting and presence - and the entire rest of a long review was about her father. In the end, that's where the focus is, on Delon, the center of a wheel that everyone else circles. With his incredible magnetism, it couldn't be any other way.


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