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Baron noir 

The story of a French president to be and one of his friends, the mayor of a small city in northern France.
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Kad Merad ...  Philippe Rickwaert / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Anna Mouglalis ...  Amélie Dorendeu / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Astrid Whettnall ...  Véronique Bosso / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Hugo Becker ...  Cyril Balsan / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Lubna Gourion Lubna Gourion ...  Salomé Rickwaert / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Scali Delpeyrat ...  Martin Borde 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Philippe Résimont Philippe Résimont ...  Daniel Kalhenberg / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Éric Caruso Éric Caruso ...  Laurent Mirmont 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Erika Sainte ...  Fanny Alvergne / ... 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Niels Arestrup ...  Francis Laugier 8 episodes, 2016
Emmanuel Plovier Emmanuel Plovier ...  Bernard 8 episodes, 2016-2018
Damien Jouillerot Damien Jouillerot ...  Toph 8 episodes, 2016-2018
Patrick Rocca Patrick Rocca ...  Alain Chistera / ... 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Michel Voïta Michel Voïta ...  Jean-Marc Auzanet / ... 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Jean-Pierre Martins ...  Bruno Rickwaert 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Alain Bouzigues ...  Francois Boudard / ... 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Pascal Elbé ...  Stephane Thorigny / ... 7 episodes, 2018
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The story of a French president to be and one of his friends, the mayor of a small city in northern France.

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France

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French

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8 February 2016 (France) See more »

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Republican Gangsters See more »

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€8,000,000 (estimated)
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Kwaï See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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A strong and realistic series about policymakers with different goals and values
24 February 2017 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

/refers to Season 1/

Works based on political struggles and intrigues are always tricky as the proportion of fiction and non-fiction is not often clear and people within and beyond daily politics have inevitably different views and conceptions. Here, in Baron Noir, the "shadows and demons" of politics are revealed through left parties, with a certain involvement of trade unions and business organisations that are traditionally strong in France. Things, events, ideas and partnerships change fast, and the whole course of events is like based on proverbs and sayings, e.g. "desperate times call for desperate measures", "all's well that ends well", "process is more important than the result" - to name a few... Friends and allies come and go, people entangle themselves in the network of lies and injustice, and you ponder on and over how all this would end. Well, the end solution is not bright and clear, as Season 2 is already planned...

As for performances, they were rather intense and deep, the French spirit and attitudes fully included, but most of the cast, incl. Kad Merad was unfamiliar to me - although I have seen several French films and series in recent years. In my opinion, Niels Arestrup as Francis Laugier had too limited opportunities to show his talent; the president was limited time on screen and in unvaried surroundings and circumstances.

Well, Baron noir is not House of Cards to the full, but comparable to e.g. Borgen and Les hommes de l'ombre. A good watch - unless you are too involved in (leftist) politics somewhere...

PS Season 2 is more about political technology and apparently less interesting to those far from politics, but... And the creation of Season 3 is not excluded either.


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