Le Bureau

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Le Bureau
Le Bureau cast.jpg
The cast of Le Bureau
Genre Comedy
Created by Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Directed by Nicolas Charlet
Country of origin France
Original language(s) French
Production company(s) Capital United Nations Entertainment
The Identity Company
Original release 25 May – 30 June 2006
External links
Website www.canalplus.fr/pid903.htm

Le Bureau is a 2006 French television show written and directed by Nicolas & Bruno. It is a French adaptation of the popular British television series The Office. Le Bureau adapted the scripts of the original British series, changing character names and many cultural references.[1]


  • François Berléand: Gilles Triquet, Regional Director of the Cogirep Villepinte branch.
  • Xavier Robic: Félix Pradier, trainee.
  • Benoît Carré: Joel Liotard, Assistant to the Regional Director.
  • Jérémie Elkaïm: Paul Delorme, Sales Representative.
  • Alka-Laure Balbir: Laetitia Kadiri, Receptionist.
  • Frédéric Merlo: Daniel Gabarda, Chief Accountant.
  • Jean-Pierre Loustau: Didier Leguélec, Representative.
  • Astrid Bas: Juliette Lebrac, Manager of Cogirep France.
  • Solène Bouton: Jennifer Langlois.
  • Jacques-Yves Dorges as Giraud Bernard, Sales Representative.


It takes place in Villepinte, a business park in the northeast suburbs of Paris.

The series stars François Berléand as Gilles Triquet, France's version of David Brent. Another notable actor, Jérémie Elkaïm of Presque rien fame, also stars in the series playing the French version of Tim Canterbury.

Filming with the French cast was completed in early February; the series began airing on 25 May 2006.

It is the first foreign-language remake of the show, although the German series Stromberg used the The Office as a basis for its show format. A dubbed version of the first UK series that ran on cable in France in 2004 fared poorly.[clarification needed]

Season schedule[edit]

Episode Number Canal+ Canal+ Décalé
Episode 1 25 May 2006 10:15 25 May 2006 10:40
Episode 2 1 June 2006 10:25 3 June 2006 8:15
Episode 3 8 June 2006 10:55 10 June 2006 8:10
Episode 4 22 June 2006 10:15 24 June 2006 8:15
Episodes 5 – 6 30 June 2006 10:15

DVD releases[edit]

The DVD was released on 28 August 2006.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paris, Angelique Chrisafis in. "'Vulgar, bigoted, cynical': France warms to Le Bureau". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 

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