THE BUREAU – SEASON 2 / Le Bureau des Légendes
International Premiere • TV series • Drama, Espionnage • France, 2015 –
Blu-ray • Color • Season 2 • 2 x 52 min
Directed by: Eric Rochant (episodes 2.1, 2.2)
Written by: Eric Rochant, Camille de Castelnau, Cécile Ducrocq, Raphaël Chevènement.
Developed by: Eric Rochant
Produced by: Alex Burger
Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz (Guillaume Debailly a.k.a. Malotru), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Duflot), Léa Drucker (Balmes), Sara Giraudeau (Marina), Moe Bar-El (Shapur Zamani), Brad Leland (YouKnowWho)
International Sales: Fédération
U.S. distributor: Kino Lorber
Broadcast date: Spring 2016, Canal +
In this high-profile Canal + production, director Eric Rochant (Möbius, COLCOA 2013) immerses us in the daily dramas taking place in a top-secret department of French Intelligence. Rochant’s brainchild leaves behind the explosions and the gunplay in favor of a more restrained and sober look at the Bureau of Legends, where agents hone elaborate undercover identities (legends) by mastering entirely new skill sets and professions. In the first season, top agent Guillaume Debailly (Mathieu Kassovitz) returns to Paris after a six-year mission in Damascus as Paul Lefebvre, professor of literature. But when Paul’s lover Nadia comes to Paris as well, Guillaume decides to maintain a double life as Paul, despite being under the microscope of bureau psychiatrist Dr Balmes. Meanwhile, the Legends team works to rescue Cyclone, an operative in Algeria who has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. COLCOA presents episodes 1 and 2 of season 2, in which Guillaume, now deputy director of the department, becomes a double agent for the CIA. Kino Lober will soon release both seasons in the U.S..