au service de la france


In the fall of 2015, a new television series, Au service de la France, aired on the Franco-German network ARTE. Created by Jean-François Halin and produced by Gilles de Verdière, the series was subsequently distributed worldwide by Netflix in the summer of 2016. Reading this nostalgic comedy reenactment of the France of 1960 for audiences in 2015, this article in progress examines the first two seasons of the series as a set of texts haunted by the traumatic national past and present.