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A Very Secret Service 

Au service de la France (original title)
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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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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-Jo / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
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 ...  Guy 10 episodes, 2016-2018
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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 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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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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Best satire I've seen since "Archie Bunker"

Sadly, Americans can no longer do satire, as evidenced by the billions of sitcoms with wooden dialogue and lame in-jokes that have come and gone since the 1980s. I haven't laughed this hard in years! The authentic music, settings and clothing all help to set the stage for a truly hilarious cast of characters as they poke fun at career bureaucrats, the French colonial mindset and Franco-German relations, to name but a few.


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