MARSEILLE (2016 – )


Creator: Dan Franck

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel, Géraldine Pailhas 

Marseille a Netflix French production the first for Netflix. Robert Taro (Gérard Depardieu) has been mayor of Marseille for 20 years. His assistant Lucas Barres (Benoît Magimel) is this young lone wolf who want to seek his teeth to be the next Mayor. The election is around the corner and secrets are starting to fly left and right who are really those politicians? And who is going to win?

First Netflix production in France. Robert Tarot has been the mayor of Marseille for 20 years. He is ready to retire and pass on the position to his assistant Lucas Barres (Benoît Margimel) . But who are really those two politicians? Yes there will be secrets that will surface and corrupted primaries election, Gangsters who has a foot in politics and vice versa. The daughter of the mayor frequenting drug dealers also working for a newspaper. Well you have the usual suspects. It is moving at the pace of a thriller. Beautiful photography of the city. The only thing is that the dialogue could of been better but it is still fun to watch and is becoming addictive. If there is a second season they better brush up on the dialogue. On the other side the decor is natural and shot of course in Marseille. You will see the city in  all those shot of le Vieux-Port and its big wheel, city hall , the Velodrome stadium, the fish market and the Notre-Dame de la Garde. Yes I have seen this last year when I went to Marseille. It is a good series but hopefully next season if there is one could turn out a great series.







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