Thursday, January 17, 2019

FRENCH THURSDAY: TRAILERS FOR EPIC PROJECTS ON FRENCH AUTHORS - EDMOND ON CYRANO DE BERGERAC WRITER, VICTOR HUGO MINI SERIES ON LES MISERABLES CREATOR

'EDMOND' TRAILER ON THE
FAMOUS AUTHOR OF LEGENDARY CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Two French projects for you, today, My Petit Spies, both on their famous writers. EDMOND is currently playing in French cinemas set in Paris,
Edmond is currently playing in French cinemas
December 1897. Edmond Rostand (Thomas Soliveres) is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend's heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes in. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".



'VICTOR HUGO' MINI SERIES
ON LES MISERABLES WRITER
Victor Hugo is a four episode mini series
One of our favourite production companies Beta Film has a new historical series VICTOR HUGO! 1848, Paris under Siege: Victor Hugo (Yannick Choirat) is torn between his family, his mistresses and political turmoil - never mind finally completing his classic novel Les Miserables. Although Hugo is a confirmed Royalist, he supports the Republic and Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (Stefan Konarske), who is soon to become president, convinced that he will initiate social reforms. But when the new government is formed and Hugo is overlooked for office, he realizes that he has been used. Furious at the
The series aired last November in most of the French speaking countries
deception, he and his sons launch a daily newspaper to give the people a voice. Nor is it less chaotic on the home front, as he is juggling his love life between two mistresses and his long suffering wife and mother of his children. When
The full title of the series is Victor Hugo Enemy of the State
Napoléon seizes power and his sons are jailed for insurrection, Hugo insists that his wife and daughter leave Paris, where he remains, devoting himself wholeheartedly to the resistance. Openly denouncing repression, he is declared Enemy of the State and has to face disgrace and exile.

8 comments:

  1. Love your French THursdays...Edmond looks superb!

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    1. I wish we had a real trailer for Victor Hugo, I couldn't find any on YouTube, what's up with that?

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  2. 'Edmond' doesn't seem to be an interesting, entertaining piece. It's the name Cyrano de Berjerac that attracts attention.

    There was actually a writer by that name Nowadays, maybe he would have sued Edmond...).
    Edmond's drama character of Cyrano had a big nose which made him a person of low self esteem in his relationship with women. It makes one think of our times when a big nose is no problem at all. Nose surgery is one of the most popular and successful(not always) surgeries:)

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    1. I've always thought that is a surgery I'd never do... breathing through your mouth only for two to three weeks is unimaginable to me.

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  3. I love both "Cyrano" and "Les Miserables," so I would gladly watch both these bio-pics! I even read "Cyrano" in the original French, back in the day when I was studying French at university.

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    1. I must admit that I'm quite liking the Les Miserables mini series with Lily Collins and Dominic West that is currently airing on BBC, the acting is superb, Lily should get all possible awards for it.

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  4. You know I love good French film. Both look magnifique!

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    1. tres magnifique. The French have been visiting us in thousands for weeks now, they're our number one visitors this month. Probably thanks to our yearly music chart.

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