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French TV Marathon: “Baron Noir”

In celebration of the International Emmys, the French Institute Alliance Française is screening the full first season of Baron Noir, France’s most gripping new TV show, in one epic marathon session complete with complimentary drinks, snacks, and a panel discussion.

In this dark blend of House of Cards and The Sopranos, French politician Philippe Rickwaert (Kad Merad) finds his career in shambles after his mentor Francis Laugier (Niels Arestrup) betrays him to save his own presidential campaign. Step by step, Philippe abandons his sense of civic duty to plot his revenge. As deceitful as he is sincere, Philippe cultivates friendships with anyone useful, from the police to the criminal underworld. His life is a fascinating study of organized chaos, as he willfully battles his enemies and his own demons alike. The result is eight hours of gripping, satirical suspense that take you deep inside the nefarious minds and petty motives of political players.