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Au service de la France 

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1960: the French intelligence service hires the 23-year-old André Merlaux. Handsome, well raised, intelligent but impressionable, Merlaux has much to learn to serve and defend the interests... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Hugo Becker ...  André Merlaux 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Wilfred Benaïche Wilfred Benaïche ...  Le Colonel Maurice Mercaillon / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ...  George Préjean dit 'Moïse' / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Karim Barras Karim Barras ...  Jacky Jacquard / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Bruno Paviot ...  Roger Moulinier / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Jean-Édouard Bodziak Jean-Édouard Bodziak ...  Jean-René Calot / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Marie-Julie Baup Marie-Julie Baup ...  Marie-Jo / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Mathilde Warnier Mathilde Warnier ...  Sophie 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Antoine Gouy Antoine Gouy ...  Chiolet / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Julie Farenc Julie Farenc ...  Nathalie 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Stéphanie Fatout Stéphanie Fatout ...  Mère de Sophie 17 episodes, 2015-2018
Joséphine de La Baume ...  Clayborn / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2018
Clovis Fouin Clovis Fouin ...  Guy 10 episodes, 2016-2018


1960: the French intelligence service hires the 23-year-old André Merlaux. Handsome, well raised, intelligent but impressionable, Merlaux has much to learn to serve and defend the interests of France. Three officials must adequately train him to execute delicate and sometimes outlandish operations, as Merlaux discovers the intricacies of government and navigates diplomatic incidents.

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1960s | france | espionage | cold war | See All (4) »




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Release Date:

28 October 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Secret Service See more »

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The Complete First Season DVD and Blu-ray sets were released in France after only four episodes were broadcast, with eight episodes left to air. See more »

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L'Algérie c'est la France
9 July 2016 | by bri-87See all my reviews

It's a shame that this excellent production has no review yet on IMDb, so i decided to go first :-)

"A very secret service" caught me by surprise. The stage are the early 1960s, relatively short after the end of WW2 and in the middle of the cold war. It's a mix of "The Office" and "Dr. Strangelove".

There is plenty of twisted, sarcastic and dark humour (at times very British). They shoot quotable one-liners like machine guns at you. I laughed my *** off many times (hint: the eastern German bathrobe).

With all the silliness they managed to create a coherent story line as well as a bunch of characters you really care about.

They mostly also use very nicely and somewhat easy to understand french, so it's good for those wanting to learn french. I'm Swiss, so i can relate well to what's going on.

Now bring on the second season, or i will get very grumpy!!

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