Latest must-see: Marseille

In the new Netflix series “Marseille”, the French port city forms the backdrop of an all-out war. Robert Taro (played by Gérard Depardieu) has been Mayor of the city for 25 years. In the upcoming elections, his political ambitions are hijacked by Lucas Barrès (Benoît Magimel), his former protégé and designated successor. The power struggle that ensues is without precedent as the political rivals stop at nothing to achieve their goals, even if success comes at the expense of the city and its inhabitants. Violence, corruption, sex, and betrayal – this political drama’s got it all. Not surprisingly, the series has been compared to its American counterpart "House of Cards".

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Political thriller, drama


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All-out power struggle

"Marseille" is a political drama. Mayor Robert Taro and his political rival Lucas Barrès pull no punches in the race for the Mayor’s office. The fact that Taro took his rival under his wing only adds the pain of betrayal to the mix. In their dirty political games, they let nothing and nobody stand in their way – not even the city's inhabitants. How far will they go? Welcome to Marseille!

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The first French Netflix Original Series…

Netflix is increasingly looking abroad for inspiration for its Original Series. "Marseille" is its first production in France. The series has been dubbed the French "House of Cards". It certainly has the same theme, and the camera work is superb. The panoramic shots of the port city are breathtaking

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A top cast

It also has a superb cast. Gérard Depardieu, in the leading role as Mayor Robert Taro, needs no introduction – we all know him from his portrayal of Obelix in the Asterisk films. Benoît Magimel, who plays his political rival Lucas Barrès, is mainly known for his roles in La pianiste and Cloclo.


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Gérard Depardieu
Robert Taro

Marseille on Netflix with Proximus TV
Benoit Magimel
Lucas Barres

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Géraldine Pailhas
Rachel Taro

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Nadia Farès
Vanessa D'Abrantes

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Stéphane Caillard
Julia Taro

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Hippolyte Girardot
Dr. Osmond

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