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The Break 

La trêve (original title)
Crime series kick-started by the finding on a young man's body.
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Series cast summary:
Yoann Blanc ...  Yoann Peeters 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Jasmina Douieb ...  Jasmina Orban / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Lara Hubinont ...  Marjorie / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Tom Audenaert ...  René Verelst / ... 19 episodes, 2016-2018
Guillaume Kerbusch ...  Sébastian Drummer / ... 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Jean-Henri Compère ...  Rudy Geeraerts / ... 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Sophie Breyer ...  Camille Peeters / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2018
Sophie Maréchal ...  Zoé Fischer / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Anne Coesens ...  Inès Buisson 10 episodes, 2016
Aurélien Caeyman Aurélien Caeyman ...  Dany Bastin 10 episodes, 2018
Catherine Salée ...  Brigitte Fischer 10 episodes, 2016
Thomas Mustin ...  Kevin Fischer 10 episodes, 2016
Jérémy Zagba ...  Driss Assani 10 episodes, 2016
Vincent Grass ...  Lucien Rabet 10 episodes, 2016
Valérie Bauchau Valérie Bauchau ...  Astrid du Tilleul 10 episodes, 2018
Karim Barras Karim Barras ...  Karim Briquet 10 episodes, 2018
Jean-Benoît Ugeux ...  Markus 9 episodes, 2016
Anne-Cécile Vandalem Anne-Cécile Vandalem ...  Claudine 9 episodes, 2018
Vincent Lecuyer ...  Tino 9 episodes, 2018
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The body of 19 year old Driss Assani, a footballer with Heiderfeld football club is pulled out of the river Semois, a stones throw from Heiderfeld, a small town of a few thousand inhabitants in the Belgian Ardennes. The investigation is led by Inspector Yoann Peeters, who has recently moved there after a domestic tragedy, accompanied by Sebastian Drummer, an idealistic and inexperienced young police officer. Peeters will find himself confronted with a real conundrum, where one person's guilt does not mean that others are not responsible. Written by loopstein

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Belgium

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French

Release Date:

21 February 2016 (Luxembourg) See more »

Also Known As:

La trêve See more »

Filming Locations:

Sainte-Ode, Luxembourg, Belgium

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Dolby Digital

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16 : 9
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Thomas Mustin aka Mustii is also a Belgian singer. Amongst others 'Feed me' is one of his famous successful song See more »

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An Excellent Melting Pot of a Detective Show
29 December 2016 | by lagourmandeverteSee all my reviews

Will "The Break" remind you of "Twin Peaks"? Yep. How about "Broadchurch" and "True Detective," or the French show "Les Revenants"? Check, and check (and the show's creators have even admitted as much). Okay, now that we've gotten what a bunch of other reviews and interviews have already noted (mostly on French websites), let's get to the execution of the show, and why it's so darn good. And yes, it is really good - in spite of reminding you of Lots of Things That Have Come Before It.

The plot: as stated above, there is a soccer player who turns up dead. A brooding detective who is new to town (for reasons that become increasingly clear as the story unfolds) is the chief investigator on the case. That's all I can really say without spoiling anything - and you really have to know as little as possible about this show to enjoy it to the fullest extent.

The execution: This is an excellent sort of whodunit, complete with Log Lady-type characters, dark and creepy woods, and lots of other goings-on that are of a highly suspicious nature (David Lynch is chuckling somewhere, that's for sure). I was hooked after one episode - and I mean, hooked. As in, I binged all of these in two days. This surprised me, as I went in having read a couple of lukewarm reviews that implied it might be too similar to the above-referenced shows; it's not. Rest assured that the Belgians have taken some of the greatest elements of these shows and really mixed them into something altogether new and incredibly fun to watch.

The story will keep you guessing; the characters are definitely not entirely what they seem, and each episode does one of those super- fun cliffhangers that has you immediately pressing "play the next episode." It's definitely less "produced-looking" and the small townsfolk really look like - well, small townsfolk. Heiderfeld does seem like the kind of place where things are bubbling just underneath the surface. It's a heck of a fun ride and I can't wait for Season Two!

FYI for those who are parents, or those who might be squeamish - it's a bit gory (dead bodies up close; lots of blood; scary visions), and as it's a European show, there are a lot of nudity and sex. Fair warning.


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