Baron Noir

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In a tale of epic scale, French politician and Mayor of Dunkirk Philippe Rickwaert thirsts for revenge against his political enemies. To save his own campaign, Rickwaert is sacrificed by his mentor and candidate of the left-wing party, Francis Laugier.

1 Season, 8 Episodes
October 5, 2017
Cast: Kad Merad, Niels Arestrup

Baron Noir Full Episode Guide

  • After an incriminating court document is released and the media gets hold of it, Rickwaert will risk anything to save his own back...

  • While the cards look favorable for France in the European Tug of War, the OHL Dunkirk affair resurfaces, forcing Laugier and Rickwaert to navigate troubled waters between diplomacy and foul play.

  • Rickwaert leads a ruthless battle to maintain his position in Dunkirk and seems to be back on Laugier's side. Laugier stands up to the Germans over EU sanctions on an excessive deficit.

  • Rickwaert tries everything he can to charm and get in with the leaders of the opposition. He negotiates with the former right-wing President to support the student demonstrations, causing shockwaves through the political community.

  • While Laugier launches education reforms, Rickwaert decides he can use a student movement against him. In Rickwaert's opinion, pulling the strings behind a demonstration for young people will pave the perfect path for him to return to the heart of politics.

  • Having become increasingly ill, the first secretary of the Socialist Party steps down, triggering a vicious battle over succession to the post. As conflict ensues between Rickwaert and Laugier, Dorendeu finds herself caught in the middle of it all.

  • While the elections take place, Rickwaert figures out Laugier's new strategy - he has sent his special advisor, Dorendeu, to help a Green candidate to hinder the far-right candidate's chances of retaining its Northern constituency.

  • Between the first two rounds of the Presidential Election, Phillippe Rickwaert - friend and personal advisor to the Socialist candidate Francis Laugier - is warned that there will be a financial investigation into a social housing project in Dunkirk, which he embezzled funds from to finance the election campaign.