This increasingly visible attachment to real life gradually lifts Baron Noir from the realm of fiction to echo the political vicissitudes of 2020.
Baron Noir follows the evolution of Philippe Rickwaert, political advisor and deputy mayor of Dunkirk. He is accompanied by a variety of characters operating behind the scenes and in key positions of power. The first season tells a fairly classic French political story: Left vs. Right confrontation, infighting within the Socialist Party, tensions with the unions and ego battles. This story seemed almost detached from reality when it was broadcast in 2016, at a time when the future President of the Republic was creating a new political party from scratch, bypassing the classic Left-Right paradigm, and setting out to seize power. But Baron Noir was able to quickly catch up with the winds of change