Dix pour cent

BF0A4CFA-5A95-4181-A16D-D2E44A86A05AI’m always looking for ways to practice French between visits to Paris. I found a Netflix series, originally broadcast in France, called Dix pour cent, referred to as Call My Agent! in English. The story revolves around a Parisian talent agency that is trying to stay afloat after the sudden death of the senior agent. The title refers to the fact that agents typically receive ten per cent of their clients’ earnings.

B13A3A1D-6763-4E3A-8F80-A4E42A6BA178There is a returning cast of characters with the same type of personal and professional issues that we all can relate to, plus a cluster of more unusual problems that make for an entertaining show. In addition, each episode features at least one French star playing him or herself and appearing as clients of the agency. Some of the big names who appear include Cécile de France, Nathalie Baye, and Juliette Binoche. They look like they’re having fun.

There are subtitles in several languages, if you want a backup to the audio. French shows don’t shy away from exploring topics that might be considered too naughty for North American TV, so if that would offend you, consider selecting another show. So far, there are two seasons, but a third is about to be released on French TV. Hopefully, it won’t be long until it is available on Netflix.


About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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4 Responses to Dix pour cent

  1. Ellen A. says:

    I heartily agree. Fabulous writing and ensemble acting. Wish they would do another season, or even make a full length movie with the same cast.

  2. It’s coming! Isabelle Huppert was on the French news last week talking about her role in Season 3.

  3. gigi369 says:

    I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!! I have been waiting for the season 3 announcement….I keep checking Netflix and no release date another site said November…..well here we are…I truly cannot wait-are they going to renew Marseille-I didn’t think I would like that series but I did! Now we wait some more…..

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