The Break (TV series)

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For the 2016 UK series, see The Break (UK TV series).
The Break
French: La Trêve
Genre Crime drama
Directed by Matthieu Donck
Starring
Country of origin Belgium
Original language(s) French
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Producer(s) Anthony Rey
Running time 52 minutes
Production company(s) RTBF
Release
Original network La Une
France 2
Netflix
Original release 21 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]

Synopsis[edit]

Police detective Yoann Peeters moves from Brussels with his daughter, Camille, to his hometown, 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.[4][5]

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[7]
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.[6]
2"Episode 2"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck21 February 2016 (2016-02-21).398[7]
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.[8]
3"Episode 3"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck28 February 2016 (2016-02-28).386[10]
Yoann continues his investigation into Driss' death.[9]
4"Episode 4"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck28 February 2016 (2016-02-28).356[10]
Yoann and his team investigate the suicide note found near Driss and the cabbalistic signs at his apartment.[11]
5"Episode 5"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck6 March 2016 (2016-03-06).349[12]
6"Episode 6"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck6 March 2016 (2016-03-06).315[12]
7"Episode 7"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck13 March 2016 (2016-03-13).321[13]
8"Episode 8"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck13 March 2016 (2016-03-13).287[13]
9"Episode 9"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck20 March 2016 (2016-03-20).381[14]
10"Episode 10"Matthieu DonckStéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck20 March 2016 (2016-03-20).354[14]

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.[5] 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%.[15]

Music[edit]

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

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. ^ Adams, Thelma (6 January 2017). "Do You Have the Guts for These Hard-Boiled Netflix Mysteries?". Observer. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Hopewell, John (16 April 2016). "Belgium Noir Hit 'The Break' Rolls Out First Sales". Variety. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "La Treve: Aflevering 1/10" (in Dutch). Canvas. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "La Treve: Aflevering 2/10" (in Dutch). Canvas. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "La Treve: Aflevering 3/10" (in Dutch). Canvas. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "La Treve: Aflevering 4/10" (in Dutch). Canvas. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ ""La Trêve": en Flandre et en Suisse en plus de la France". Lavenir (in French). 7 April 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  16. ^ ""La Trêve" débarque ce soir sur France 2". OZAP (in French). 29 August 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 

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