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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 ...  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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French

Release Date:

28 October 2015 (France) See more »

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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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Witty, quick and a little bit dark
11 July 2016 | by katrinelyngaasSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this show by accident, and had never heard of it before. It really caught me by surprise, and my love for it keeps growing with every episode.

This show is whimsical and fast-paced, and you're never bored watching it. There are a lot of fun pokes at French stereotypes, as well as stereotypes surrounding the Cold War and a post-WW2 Europe.

The humor is witty and quick, with a ton of fast one-liners, comical sound effects and visual humor. The darkness of the jokes are wrapped so neatly, each one feels like a little present. It's old-school, but still modern, in its filming and editing.

Each of the characters are such glorious stereotypes, but even though they're made to look like two-dimensional characters, they're all deep and unique, and you love each of them in a special way.


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