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 »
| Classical satire in the legacy of Peter Sellers and Jaques Tati
A French agent drama set in the early sixties with a backdrop of actual historical events, in this case the cold war and Algerian liberation war. It is very enjoyable to watch, it is a very French kind of jargon and humour and I would describe it as a mix of Peter Sellers and Jaques Tati. At moments it is absolutely brilliant and hilarious.
The recreation of the 60s atmosphere is great and everything oozes a high class production. Mad Men in a French setting.
It is a funny comedy, no gore or explicit violence, that will keep you smiling and wanting more. Each episode is pretty short circa 25 min so it is perfectly digestible in chunks now and then.
A series that deserves much more attention. A hidden gem.
Very recommended watch if you are looking for an intelligent comedy