Le Bureau des Légendes (2015– )

Creator: Eric Rochant

Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Sara Giraudeau

At the heart of the General Directorate for External Security (DGSE), a department called the Office of legends (BDL) manages the  “illegal”, the most important agents of foreign intelligence services of the French. They are integrated in countries, their mission is to identify people who may be recruited as sources of information. Operating in the shadows, “as legend”, that is to say in a fabricated identity from scratch, they live for many years in a permanent concealment. Guillaume Debailly (Mathieu Kassovitz) returned from a clandestine mission six years in Syria, but contrary to safety rules, it does not seem to have abandoned his legend and identity under which he lived in Damascus.

I could wait to see that one and when I finished seeing it I can’t wait for season 2 They say it is possibly in the works not sure yet. I will keep you posted. Terrific series here worth the look I love the fact it is a spy / thriller kind of thing. Debailly code name Malotru who comes back from a mission has a hard time disconnecting of hi other identity because he fell in love with a married woman. The first rule they teach you is not to connect with anyone, he broke the first rule. The thing is that Debailly is so good at maculate the truth that he will make you believe anything without trying. When they are n the mission the have to report their assigned contact in the bureau, the one that train them. Then the first thing they ask him to do is to try to find a lost agent in the middle east, he got drunk one day and the police put him in jail but he did not get out. To top int all off he has to under go a debriefing and a psychological evaluation and train a new recruit who is going to go on a mission. You see they are allowed by their own people for a while to see if he does not do any mistake to see if he adjust to his new life because being some one else for 6 years can get to you. The script is nicely put together by Eric Rochant who directed the entire series. It is intelligently written and well thought out; The case could be more perfect some actors that I recognized some that I am seeing for the first time. The chemistry is there. You can’t wait for an other episode it is addictive as hell. Now I can’t wait for season 2 if there will be one.



Le Bureau des Légendes (2015– )

Mathieu Kassovitz (Malotru)

Mathieu Kassovitz (Malotru)

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