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Les hommes de l'ombre (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | TV Series (2012–2016)
After the french president is killed by an assassin, a political intrigue about the following campaign begins. The best friend of the dead president and his spindoctor installs the ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Bruno Wolkowitch ...  Simon Kapita 18 episodes, 2012-2016
Grégory Fitoussi ...  Ludovic Desmeuze 18 episodes, 2012-2016
Philippe Magnan ...  Philippe Deleuvre 17 episodes, 2012-2016
Yves Pignot Yves Pignot ...  Robert Palissy 17 episodes, 2012-2016
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ...  Alain Marjorie / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2016
Marianne Fabbro Marianne Fabbro ...  Juliette / ... 14 episodes, 2012-2016
Carole Bouquet ...  Élisabeth Marjorie 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Emmanuelle Bach Emmanuelle Bach ...  Appoline Vremler 12 episodes, 2014-2016
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After the french president is killed by an assassin, a political intrigue about the following campaign begins. The best friend of the dead president and his spindoctor installs the socialminister as a candidate against the incumbent premier-minister. Written by mowa-techen

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Welcome to politics in the 21st Century. (season 1) See more »

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French

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25 January 2012 (France) See more »

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The show premiered in the UK on 8 January 2016 with the first and second seasons broadcast consecutively. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #21.30 (2016) See more »

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Another solid and realistic political thriller
30 April 2018 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

As one of my former employments included close ties with politicians and officials, I have maintained some interests in their activities and ways of thinking, often universal, regardless of recent past of present (at least within the democratic world). As I became to like Danish Borgen and French Baron Noir, I chose to watch Les Hommes de l'ombre as well. The story started working from the beginning and the events followed seemed logical and realistic, with pleasant performances (particularly Bruno Wolkowitch as Simon Kapita and Nathalie Baye as Anne Visage, but later many other followed). There were some intriguing twists, and the Series 1 ended in a pleasant non-US manner... :) The whole series includes lots of strong feelings, changing attitudes, and the core of politics where interests dominate over personal stuff which - apparently to those far from politics - are odd and perplexing to follow. On the other hand, it helps to clarify things one tends to read in the media, and understand some motives why-how a country is run as it is done. Perhaps the Season 3 had more protractred scenes and questionable moments, but still, the whole series is a good watch to all those interested in corridors of power. As a voter, it is preferable to understand the mechanisms, even if no interest in party politics...


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