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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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Very Funny Satire
31 August 2016 | by mfj932See all my reviews

This Netflix Original production is a send-up of the French secret service, French bureaucracy, French colonialism and numerous other aspects of things stereotyped as French. It is brilliantly written, directed and acted. I find myself frequently laughing out loud.

A show like this could quickly devolve into being played too broadly (think of "Get Smart") but this one doesn't. It maintains its edge by keeping a wry seriousness hand-in-hand with its lunacy. There are times when the show is even somewhat dark but it never loses its comic heart.

There is only one season (2015) playing on Netflix streaming video at this time. I don't know if they made a second season, but I hope so!

In French with English subtitles.


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