The Middleman

Co-created and co-directed by acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret

Olivier is a real estate agent so broke he camps out in the apartments he is supposed to be selling. The death of his mother brings along many surprises, including a very unexpected inheritance: a run-down building on the outskirts of Paris! Faith renewed, Olivier is going to be able to pay long overdue child support, rebuild his relationship with his daughter, help his dad out and square up with his ex-wife. His hopes die out when he sees the building: it is completely run down, filthy, a burden rather than the life raft he needed. Moreover, an old woman, Liliane, is a squatter on the top floor, and he can’t flip the place with her around.

Trapped between blackmail, debts and threats, Olivier is struggling to keep a cool head. His only friend is the talking fish he saved from a near death, who turns out to be a trustworthy confidant and quite a droll character.

Etgar Keret is one of the most prolific Israeli writers of his generation. In 2007, Keret and Shira Geffen won the Cannes Film Festival’s « Camera d’Or » Award for their movie “Jellyfish”. With ‘The Middleman’ Keret & Geffen this time have teamed up to create a series as absurd as it is amusing, exploring the lives of several characters in a unique universe.


Genre: Dramedy / Fantasy
Format: 4×52′
Producers: Les Films du Poisson, Arte, GapBusters
Directed by : Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen
Cast : Mathieu Amalric, Eddy Mitchell, Sarah Adler
Original Broadcaster: Arte
Language: French
Country: France
Year of production: 2019
Status: Available
International sales: Federation
Format Rights : Available