Sweaty Gerard Depardieu is watchable but Netflix’s Marseille is a hot mess

This cliched French political drama is close to an undercooked soufflé

Gerard Depardieu: poor lighting and bad make-up leave him looking like a crumpled Yorkshire pudding that’s been put into a suit

Gerard Depardieu: poor lighting and bad make-up leave him looking like a crumpled Yorkshire pudding that’s been put into a suit

When writing about Netflix’s new French-made political drama Marseille, I wanted to avoid the kind of lazy caricatures of French life or society that are ubiquitous to such discussions.

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