Call My Agent: get au fait with the smash hit French comedy-drama – The Guardian

Celebrities may have stopped working at 2020 (see: Gal Gadots Imagine, Kim Ks island bash, every influencer all over) but the go back to Netflix of the French comedy Call My Agent! need to make sure that their credibility enhances in 2021. The Guide: Staying In– sign up for our house entertainment tipsFollowing the shenanigans of a fictitious Parisian talent firm, the well-known comedy-drama is packed to the rafters with stars purposefully playing themselves. Here are 5 reasons to tune in … The cameosWith an A-list address book ready (that of the previous representative and co-creator Dominique Besnehard), each episode of Call My Agent! features a celebrity sending themselves up in believable ways: Juliette Binoche flailing on the Cannes stage in bent ostrich feathers; Isabelle Huppert losing her voice through superhuman overwork; grand dame Béatrice Dalle going to war over unjustified nudity. How will Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean Reno and Sigourney Weaver make spectacles of themselves in season four?The dramaThe stars might bring their fair share of it (tax evasion, marital spats, existential meltdowns), but its the agents cleaning up the mess who shine. Take the scene in the pilot when a beleaguered assistant accidentally hangs up on among the firms greatest clients, and his boss emerges in a volley of “Oh putain, putain, putain”– like The Wires well-known “Fuck” scene, however delightfully lacking composure.Representing … Camille Cottin with Jean Reno in Season 4 of Call My Agent. Photo: Christophe BrachetThe putdownsCall My Agent! is nothing if not catty. See Andréa raving at 87-year-old Nouvelle Vague icon Françoise Fabian for being flaky: “No, but, for genuine, at what age do these tantrums stop?” Or Fabians response when the companys director dies after swallowing a wasp: “Just goes to show, you can have a shitty death and a dashing life.” The styleIts in the opening credits: a starlet moves from a Marie-Antoinette-style costume fitting to tight jeans and Converse to an LBD on the red carpet. And its in the agents closets as much as their customers: witness the programs breakout star Camille Cottin as Andréa, worn red stiletto boots and a crumpled button-down. Glamming up for a huge best? No, shes on maternity leave.The parodiesFor a market not offered to self-deprecation, Call My Agent!s send-ups of le cinema press the show into success. For example, an auteur spitting: “A script is there to be destroyed,” as he tosses it at the team. Theres François Hollandes partner Julie Gayet and rap artist JoeyStarr getting it on as a duration set literally captures fire around them, however no one shouts “cut” because the visual is so beautiful. And, in fairness, it is.
Season 4 of Call My Agent! starts Thursday 21 January on Netflix

Celebs may have stopped working at 2020 (see: Gal Gadots Imagine, Kim Ks island bash, every influencer everywhere) however the return to Netflix of the French comedy Call My Agent! Here are five factors to tune in … The cameosWith an A-list address book at the ready (that of the former agent and co-creator Dominique Besnehard), each episode of Call My Agent! How will Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean Reno and Sigourney Weaver make spectacles of themselves in season four?The dramaThe stars may bring their reasonable share of it (tax evasion, marital spats, existential meltdowns), but its the representatives cleaning up the mess who shine. Take the scene in the pilot when a beleaguered assistant unintentionally hangs up on one of the companys most significant customers, and his boss appears in a volley of “Oh putain, putain, putain”– like The Wires popular “Fuck” scene, but delightfully devoid of composure.Representing … Camille Cottin with Jean Reno in Season 4 of Call My Agent. And its in the agents closets as much as their customers: witness the shows breakout star Camille Cottin as Andréa, dressed in red stiletto boots and a crumpled button-down.

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As the celeb-stuffed program returns for a final season, we look at what makes it such a hit on both sides of the Channel

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