The Break: Season 1 (2016)

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Episodes

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Air date: Dec 20, 2016
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Air date: Dec 20, 2016
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Air date: Dec 20, 2016

Tv Season Info

Cast

Yoann Blanc
as Inspecteur Yoann Peeters
Guillaume Kerbusch
as Sebastian Drummer
Anne Coesens
as Inès Buisson
Catherine Salée
as Brigitte Fischer
Sam Louwyck
as Ronald Vermeieren
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News & Interviews for The Break: Season 1

Critic Reviews for The Break Season 1

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

We start searching for our next fix like that poor addict who sells her body to men with fermented shark-breath. Enter The Break, a bleak Belgian series that makes Hercule Poirot resemble Mr. Rogers.

Jan 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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Powerful, plausible and anxious to poke around in small-town attitudes and prejudices in Belgium -- thereby standing in for all of Europe away from the capital cities -- the eight-part series is gripping, finely crafted, modern noir storytelling.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Brutal and beautiful.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Almost every quip is sharp, finely-tuned, and feels like it's coming from a network that isn't beholden to advertisers. This is a show that knows it has a long leash and gleefully takes advantage of it.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Break: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    This French-Language Belgian crime drama is one of the finest I've watched in a while. Exploring the complex undertones in a rural town, encroachment of conservative business ideals, human trafficking, racism, dysfunctional families, substance abuse and small-town secrets - the village a microcosm of social ill. In addition to this there's incredible acting and breathtaking cinematography 🎞🎥😎
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Fantastic crime noir... up there with the best of them.
  • Oct 23, 2019
    A bit less long but excellent!
  • Aug 10, 2019
    Excellent noir detective series, very graphic and violent with an intriguing lead.
  • Jun 12, 2019
    Fantastic journey right up to the very very end which was good but predictable and very much lacking in culminating towards a massive conspiracy which was suggested through the entire season. Will I move directly to season 2? Yes I most certainly will. I would say an incredibly small amount of 'reality breakage' in The Break which is always hard to pull off in a 10 episode 'who dun it' crime drama. So to that extent, great writing as well as great performances.
  • Apr 23, 2019
    Great noir "whokilledwhom" Belgian drama, I really enjoyed the first season
  • Mar 29, 2019
    Great show. Tons of twists and turns that leave you guessing right up until the end!
  • Feb 21, 2019
    This series proves, once again, that the best stuff on Netflix is the stuff not made by Netflix, or even Americans.
  • Feb 13, 2019
    the story is fun and engaging. - but the acting is bad - really bad. So bad at times that hard to get past it.
  • Nov 26, 2018
    Loved it. It is a good series on which to practice French.

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