The Break (TV series)

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For the 2016 UK series, see The Break (UK TV series).
The Break
French: La Trêve
GenreCrime drama
Directed byMatthieu Donck
Starring
Country of originBelgium
Original language(s)French
No. of series2
No. of episodes20
Production
Producer(s)Anthony Rey
Running time52 minutes
Production company(s)RTBF
Release
Original networkLa Une
France 2
Netflix
Original release21 February 2016 (2016-02-21)[1]
External links
Website

The Break (French: La Trêve, "The Truce") is a French-language Belgian crime drama television series, produced by Anthony Rey and directed by Matthieu Donck.[2] It debuted on RTBF's La Une on 21 February 2016, on France 2 on 29 August 2016, and on Netflix in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada on 21 December 2016.[3]

Season 2 premiered in Belgium on 11 November 2018. On 9 February 2019, it was released on Netflix in the United States and many other countries.[4]

Synopsis[edit]

Police detective Yoann Peeters moves from Brussels with his daughter, Camille, to his home town, where the body of a young African football player was pulled from the river. The death is originally thought to be a suicide, but Peeters suspects murder.[5][6]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2016)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateBE viewers
(millions)
1"Episode 1"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck21 February 2016 (2016-02-21).477[8]
Following the death of his wife, Brussels detective Yoann Peeters moves to his childhood hometown of Heiderfeld with his daughter, Camille. The body of 19-year-old Driss Assani, a football player in the local club, is discovered in the Semois.[7]
2"Episode 2"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck21 February 2016 (2016-02-21).398[8]
Recluse Jean-François Lequais confesses to killing Driss, and the local police are happy to close the case. Yoann, however, does not believe Lequais is guilty.[9]
3"Episode 3"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck28 February 2016 (2016-02-28).386[11]
Yoann continues his investigation into Driss' death.[10]
4"Episode 4"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck28 February 2016 (2016-02-28).356[11]
Yoann and his team investigate the suicide note found near Driss and the cabbalistic signs at his apartment.[12]
5"Episode 5"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck6 March 2016 (2016-03-06).349[13]
6"Episode 6"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck6 March 2016 (2016-03-06).315[13]
7"Episode 7"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck13 March 2016 (2016-03-13).321[14]
8"Episode 8"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck13 March 2016 (2016-03-13).287[14]
9"Episode 9"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck20 March 2016 (2016-03-20).381[15]
10"Episode 10"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck20 March 2016 (2016-03-20).354[15]

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateBE viewers
(millions)
1"Episode 1"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck11 November 2018 (2018-11-11).330
When the therapist learns that her patient Dany Bastin is accused of murder in a botched investigation, she talks about a miscarriage of justice and asks for help from the only person who can help her. But Yoann Peeters is no longer an investigator ...
2"Episode 2"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck11 November 2018 (2018-11-11).302
Under pressure, Dany Bastin confessed to the crime of Madame Du Tilleul: a boon for the local police who leads the investigation against him. For their part, Yoann and the therapist are interested in the case of Clemence Lorent: the first alleged murder of Dany Bastin. Because, at the time, this investigation also seems to have been botched.
3"Episode 3"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck18 November 2018 (2018-11-18)N/A
4"Episode 4"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck18 November 2018 (2018-11-18)N/A
5"Episode 5"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck25 November 2018 (2018-11-25)N/A
6"Episode 6"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck25 November 2018 (2018-11-25)N/A
7"Episode 7"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck2 December 2018 (2018-12-02)N/A
8"Episode 8"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck2 December 2018 (2018-12-02)N/A
9"Episode 9"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck9 December 2018 (2018-12-09)N/A
10"Episode 10"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck9 December 2018 (2018-12-09)N/A

Production[edit]

La Trêve is produced by Helicotronc, in co-production with RTBF and Proximus. It received €1.18 million ($1.5 million) from the new Wallonie Brussels Federation-RTBF Fund for Belgian Series and the Wallimage Bruxellimage regional economic fund. The series is filmed in the Ardennes.[6] It is the first French-language Belgian television crime drama.[2]

Release[edit]

La Trêve premiered on 21 February 2016 RTBF's La Une, and received an average audience share of 22.5%.[16]

Music[edit]

Belgian band Balthazar's song "The Man Who Owns The Place" plays during the opening credits of each episode.

The original score composed by Eloi Ragot is available on digital platforms.

International distribution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100% belge, 100% intense: " La Trêve " débarque ce dimanche à 20h50 La Une !" (in French). RTBF. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Mayorga, Emilio (19 April 2016). "Series Mania: Q&A With Matthieu Donck, Anthony Rey, 'The Break' Director and Producer". Variety. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ Biermé, Maxime (21 December 2016). ""La Trêve" débarque sur Netflix et devient "The Break"". Le Soir. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ "The Break season 2 (2018) – Review | Netflix series". Heaven of Horror. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  5. ^ Adams, Thelma (6 January 2017). "Do You Have the Guts for These Hard-Boiled Netflix Mysteries?". Observer. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b Hopewell, John (16 April 2016). "Belgium Noir Hit 'The Break' Rolls Out First Sales". Variety. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  7. ^ "La Treve: Aflevering 1/10" (in Dutch). Canvas. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b Yves Castel (23 February 2016). "#Audiences//week-end 19 au 21 février 2016". Tuner.be. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  9. ^ "La Treve: Aflevering 2/10" (in Dutch). Canvas. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  10. ^ "La Treve: Aflevering 3/10" (in Dutch). Canvas. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  11. ^ a b Yves Castel (29 February 2016). "#Audiences//Week-end du 26 au 28 février 2016". Tuner.be. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "La Treve: Aflevering 4/10" (in Dutch). Canvas. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  13. ^ a b Yves Castel (7 March 2016). "#Audiences//Week-end du 04 au 06 mars 2016". Tuner.be. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  14. ^ a b Yves Castel (15 March 2016). "#Audiences//Week-end du 11 au 13 mars 2016". Tuner.be. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  15. ^ a b Yves Castel (22 March 2016). "#Audiences//Week-end du 18 au 20 mars 2016". Tuner.be. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  16. ^ ""La Trêve": en Flandre et en Suisse en plus de la France". Lavenir (in French). 7 April 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  17. ^ ""La Trêve" débarque ce soir sur France 2". OZAP (in French). 29 August 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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