The Bureau: Season 1 (2015)

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Air date: Dec 14, 2016

After six years undercover in Damascus, Agent Malotru returns home, but he struggles to readjust. -- (C) SUNDANCE

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Cyclone is still missing, leaving the Bureau to handle the exfiltration of another agent in Algeria; Malotru rekindles an old relationship; and the Bureau cleans up Marina's record to protect her mission and reputation.

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Malotru tests Gherbi's loyalty; Nadia arouses suspicion with her regular "night-outs".

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Malotru attempts to find out if Cyclone is being held in detention. He also discovers Nadia has been taking part in secret negotiations.

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Sisteron goes after Cyclone; Malotru struggles to cover for and protect Nadia.

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Malotru attempts to discover Pigalle's true identity; Nadim locates Prune.

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The truth about Cyclone is unveiled; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs finds out about the secret negotiations; and DGSE tries to recruit Nadia.

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The DGSE plants a tracking devise on Lefkir's secretary; Nadia refuses to join DGSE.

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The DGSE presents to accept an offer by the Algerians; Malotru is shaken when he find out Nadia is being locked up and will be subjected to torture.

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In the Season 1 finale, Sisteron waits anxiously for Cyclone's release; Malotru meets secretly with the CIA.

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Critic Reviews for The Bureau Season 1

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Even during The Bureau's high-stakes moments, count on the French spooks for some satisfying snark.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

It's smoothly surfaced and subtly shaded down to the last moue, side glance, and eyebrow inflection, more of a slow-burning-fuse series than a constant jolter.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Titled Les Bureau des Legendes in France, this is a smart and nuanced drama of international espionage and intelligence in a real-world setting.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bureau: Season 1

  • Sep 11, 2020
    Incredible acting, great story, all-around well-made show. And you will learn how to use the words "connerie" and "degueulasse".
  • Jul 28, 2020
    Absolutely brilliant writing and great performances.
  • May 05, 2019
    If you like Homeland, you'll like this.
  • Apr 20, 2019
    Not bad in general. But the Series One in Episode Two contains a message denigrating Eastern European (Ukrainian) women. At one moment when meeting with the spy, his Iraqi lover ask him how he explained his absence from home to the colleagues and says: "You told them you went to meet a Ukrainian slut? Did not you:)", to which he replies "Yes, I did". Considering insulting stereotypes the French already have to women from Eastern Europe, including such passages in the series exacerbates those stereotypes even further.
  • Jul 03, 2018
    Highly addictive, captivating series with smarts, style , and stealth. The pace starts slow and builds intensity in subtle ways that make you want to watch a whole season in one sitting. All you want in a great TV show! Watch it on Sundance Now.
  • Mar 03, 2018
    This is a really good mid east spy thriller. It is in French with English subtitles.
  • Feb 05, 2018
    Smart, tense, human.
  • Jan 01, 2018
    The best thing I've ever seen on TV is The Wire. Well, "was" the Wire. Until The Bureau. Every single episode is better than the last, for THREE STRAIGHT SEASONS. A mind-boggling feat at this level of writing, acting and direction. My conclusion is that the authenticity and stunning twists (a current episode will shed dramatic new light on a previous episode, changing its entire meaning) could only be engineered by spies writing about spycraft, which is apparently what happened.
  • Jul 25, 2017
    Beautiful french spy series, to discover of very good quality
  • Jun 29, 2017
    I am amazed there is no reviews for The Bureau as I consider it the best contemporary suspense drama series to date. From France it has the same level of production excellence as Spiral.

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