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Eddy Caplan - The Man, The Myth...
on 17 March 2013
Braquo is a very gritty, violent and disturbing look at the police in a precinct near Nantere in the North West of Paris. The leader is Eddy Caplan (Jean-Hugues Anglade - Subway, Betty Blue), who's less than clean. His idea of dealing with problems usually involves unorthodox activities. The rest of his team are no better, except for Roxanne (Karole Rocher) who tries to keep the team on focus. There's also John McClaine look-alike Walter Morlighem who's awful with money, and psychotic Théo Vachewski.
If you thought this was bad, most of their heads of chief are just as bad, especially the deranged Vogel who's meant to be policing the police. Expect a lot of action, some of it quite strong, in this excellently directed series from Canal+ and Olivier Marchal.
I managed to get the steelbook edition of this, which had the two box sets in one box. Each box has 3 DVD disks which have 3 episodes. Series one had some webisodes on there, but sadly season 2 is extra-less. The quality is the usual from Canal+, high quality and not overly compressed. The image is usually quite sombre anyway, but the colours are quite good and moody.
Altogether I'd recommend this to fans of The Wire, Spiral, The Killing and Swedish Wallander.