BUREAU DES LEGENDES (2015 – ) SEASON 2

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Creator: Eric Rochant

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

Four months have passed within the DGSE. Guillaume Debailly (alias Malotru), promoted to deputy director of the Bureau des Légendes, became a double agent on behalf of the CIA. Under cover of psychoanalysis sessions, he delivers to the doctor, his contact agent at the CIA, the information he gathered weekly. In exchange, Malotru expects the Americans to release the woman he loves, Nadia, imprisoned by the Syrians somewhere in the world. On the other hand, as Loiseau starts her delicate and dangerous underground mission in Iran, the DGSE is confronted with a new crisis: a jihad, now an officer of Daech, publicly harasses France in a bloodthirsty way.

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The first season of the Bureau des Légendes had seduced us last year by its authenticity, its realism and the inclination of Eric Rochant to continue to dig further into the  universe of espionage and intelligence that ” He has known so well since his films Les Patriotes and Möbius. The first season however took place in Paris When Malotru comes back in Paris. Eric introduce us with the characters and such. The stories are purely fictional but of what is going on today. The second season however is that the agents on the field. Nadia who trained to be an agent is going to be in Iran to work in a company well that is her cover. The talented Sara Giraudeau assumes the role beautifully well here as wells the other actors Camille de Castelnau, Cécile Ducrocq, Hippolyte Girardot, Raphael Chevènement, Antonin Martin. The narrative intersect with intelligence, participating in the immersion in this new season which is proving exciting. These new episodes embrace, moreover, the actuality with a realism that will put a chill thought your back, taking as background the narratives evoking both the Syrian conflict and the Islamic radicalism. Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Pierre Darroussin recover their characters with greediness and engage in this duel of cat and the mouse game, the two actors seeming to savour their acting by bringing more nuances to  their characters that one might have thought immovable. Over all a terrific second season that went up a notch big time and yes there is a season 3. Season 3 will be the final chapter like a trilogies than Rochant I think is going to put new character for season 4 that will start a new chapter.

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LE BUREAU DES LEGENDES (2015 – )

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.

 

 

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Mathieu Kassovitz (Malotru)

Mathieu Kassovitz (Malotru)