A smart and stylish spy saga; The Bureau is based upon real accounts by former spies and is inspired by contemporary events. It focuses on the "Bureau of Legends", responsible for training and handling deep-cover agents on long-term missions in areas with French interests, especially in North Africa and the Middle East. Living under false identities for years, these agents' missions are to identify and recruit good intelligence sources. The series follows intelligence officer Guillaume Debailly, (Mathieu Kassovitz) codenamed "Malotru.”
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After six years undercover in Damascus, agent Malotru returns home to Paris. As he begins to reconnect with real life - family, work & friends - Malotru struggles to forget his mistress Nadia, whom he fell in love with back in Syria.
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With Cyclone still missing, the Bureau now has to handle the exfiltration of one of their assets in Algeria, Gherbi. Malotru rekindles his relationship with Nadia, but his guilt and resulting paranoia soon make him question her loyalty
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Malotru decides to test Gherbi’s loyalty by luring him into a trap. Nadia joins in on a mysterious meeting with other Syrians, but her regular “night-outs” soon arouse the suspicion of a Syrian agent, Nadim.
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At a French-Algerian meeting, Malotru attempts to read the other Algerian officers to find out whether or not they are holding Cyclone in detention.
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When Sisteron goes after Cyclone in Algiers, another agent known as Pigalle reaches out to Malotru with potential intel about Cyclone.
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While attempting to trade Pigalle’s intel on Cyclone, Malotru must find a way to uncover the former’s true identity and underlying motive.
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Kerbouche is finally brought to the DGSE and unveils the truth about Cyclone’s life-or-death situation, which requires immediate action from the Bureau.
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The DGSE recruits Lefkir’s secretary to plant a tracking device on him. In the meantime, devastated by Malotru’s revelations, Nadia cannot set out to betray her country and refuses to join the DGSE.
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Encouraged by the French government, the DGSE pretends to accept a deal offered by the Algerian DG. But on the side, Mag secretly asks Malotru for a plan B to avoid any foreign interference.
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Malotru is threatening to cut ties after 4 months working undercover as the CIA’s mole inside the DGSE unless they take action to save Nadia.
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Malotru secretly bypasses his superiors to oversee Marina’s mission in Iran as she is getting closer to the son of a high-ranking Iranian official.
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The Bureau is orchestrating an operation to recruit Sabrina, the French jihadist’s sister. Malotru asks the CIA about Nadia’s status in Syria.
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When Marina’s mission is compromised, she is sent back to Paris. Malotru loses his only leverage with the CIA to secure Nadia’s rescue.
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The DGSE no longer knows whom to trust with its missions and its agents. Malotru and Sabrina are set to meet the French jihadist at the Syrian border.
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Sisteron’s critical situation becomes the priority at the DGSE. Malotru is assigned to a new mission to help neutralize the French jihadist.
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Nadia holds the DGSE accountable to take action to ensure her safety. Shapur is about to be recruited and Malotru resorts unorthodox methods.
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Celine and Malotru try to manipulate a German journalist with ISIS connections. Duflot struggles to understand how the Americans double-cross them.
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Shapur’s carelessness puts Marina in danger and DGSE forces the CIA to give the identity of their mole. Finally, the French jihadist mission ends.
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In the Season 3 premiere of THE BUREAU Malotru is still held captive by DAESH and the DGSE enlists Nadia and her Syrian connections to come up with a rescue plan. Tensions mount as the CIA is afraid that Malotru’s release could bring his scandalous treason to the public light. Meanwhile, Marina is still traumatized by her ordeal in Iran and is sinking deeper into paranoia. Tune in weekly to cat...
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Nadia initiates the negotiations between DAESH and the DGSE while Malotru is approached by an FSB agent working undercover as his jailor. Marina's return to the field is compromised by her growing paranoia.
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Malotru’s hopes are dashed when the FSB mole is hurt in combat. Marina is approached by Phillippe, who pretends to work for the DGSE but is actually working to recruit her for the Mossad.
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A DAESH commander sends a coded message to the DGSE saying he is ready to defect. The Russian mole comes back with new orders from the FSB: let Malotru rot in his cell. Meanwhile, Philippe begins to train Marina and asks her to speak at a conference in Baku.
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Malotru and the Russian agent must fight for their survival against the Jihadist forces pursuing them. Duflot is preparing to go out into the field in Syria to meet with Cochise, who could be his only chance to save Malotru.
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Malotru must struggle on his own to survive and escape Syria. Duflot is on his way to meet Cochise. Meanwhile in Baku, Marina is offered a position at the seismology Institute.
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Marina’s mission is jeopardized again when her paranoia takes over again. In a tense encounter, Duflot negotiates for Cochise’s defection, on the sole condition that Malotru be released.
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The DGSE is going through its darkest hour and launches an operation to exfiltrate Cochise and rescue Malotru as well. Meanwhile in Baku, Marina carries on with her mission for the Mossad and infiltrates the seismology’s institute computer system.
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Nadia and the Bureau are pulling out all the stops to locate Malotru, who has expertly covered his tracks, as always. Meanwhile, the wind is turning for Marina in Baku when Philippe finally realizes that this mission may not be her first.
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Philippe is holding Marina captive, and the Mossad is ready to finish her. Back in Paris, Marie-Jeanne finds out that Nadia and Malotru are planning to meet in secret and she is determined to use this opportunity to arrest him.
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Chased by the DGSE and the CIA all the way to Moscow, Malotru tries to negotiate his return to France.
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Dumped by the DGSE, Malotru comes out of hiding and is quickly located by the Russian secret services.
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Arrested for Espionage by the Russian secret services, Malotru is tossed aside and left to the mercy of other inmates.
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While under intense pressure from the FSB to cooperate, Malotru is focusing on finding a way out of the mess he is in.
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Just as Karlov is beginning to lose patience, Malotru suggests recruiting Ellenstein.
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Malotru parts ways with Samara and comes back to France, where he is to be held in solitary confinement.
The show is fantastic. Forget the discussions.
Absolutely terrific series. Thanks for the sub-titles that are much needed. Only complaint... which can only be blamed on Sundance Now... is the constant buffering. It really takes away from the quality of the material. Get with it Sundance Now.
I like the series very much. It held my interest throughout. At times I couldn't follow the storyline as it was very complicated. I enjoyed the way technology was used.
Excellent series- was so excited for season 4 and happy those lame discussion (spoon-fed) were done away with. Sadly one can't seem to get rid of the subtitles (which are annoying- it should be optional). Season 1-3 were perhaps more intriguing as there was more at stake, season 4 was all Malotru (Mal-au-trou). I love watching espionage from a non- US centric angle, though- it's always refreshing.
This series takes me to intriguing countries and is very thrilling but at the same time I am uncomfortable with the perhaps French unconscious bias towards discrimination such as Henri using the term'gimp' and laughing at meeting handicap quotas or the constant fat shaming of one my favourite characters- always eating his baguette under the stern, bemused gaze of the 'thin' team! This is 2018- get with the time writers!