The Grand Charles

The Grand Charles is atwo-part television movie , written and directed by Bernard Stora in 2005.

Presentation

August 1944: in a liberated Paris , Charles de Gaulle descends the Champs-Élysées in triumph. It is up to him to raise a bloodless country and no one thinks of challenging his authority. In a few months, however, the unity forged in the Resistance is shattered, with partisan quarrels taking over. De Gaulle, little inclined to the political game, is exhausted in sterile struggles. On January 20, 1946, he abruptly announced his resignation. No doubt he plans that his departure this Sunday will create a healthy shock and that the French will call him back in the following weeks. But nothing like that happens. The Fourth Republicthe country straightened up, the memory of the war fading away. Thus begins for de Gaulle what history will call the “crossing of the desert”, twelve years of loneliness, disappointed hopes and bitterness. Fortunately, the writing of his memoirs occupies the General daily. Remembering the hardships of war, will he forget the mediocrity of the present hours? Does the evocation of his harsh confrontations with Churchill and Roosevelt compensate for the poor reply that his opponents of the moment make against him? Where will the spark come from? Can an unforeseen situation bring him back to the head of the country?

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Technical sheet

  • Production: GMT Productions / France 2 / Arte France / with the support of the Île-de-France Region
  • Produced by Jean-Pierre Guérin
  • Written and directed by Bernard Stora
  • Literary Director: Sonia Moyersoen
  • Original music: Vincent Stora
  • Pictures: Gérard De Battista
  • Editing: Jacques Comets
  • Sets: Jean-Pierre Bazerolle and Jimena Esteva
  • Sound: Henri Morel
  • Mixing: Stéphane Thiebaut
  • Costumes: Virginia Vogwill
  • Makeup Chef: Charly Koubesserian
  • Special makeup: Dominique Colladant
  • Cast: Nicolas Ronchi
  • Repeater: Daniel Marchaudon
  • e camera Stéphane Degnieau
  • Archives: Véronique Lambert de Guyze
  • Editing archives: David Korn-Brzoza
  • st assistant and director of the e team: Alan Corno
  • Production Manager: Philippe Chaussende
  • Executive production: Véronique Marchat
  • Shot in High Definition
  • Duration: 3:25
  • Year: 2005
  • st broadcast on France 2: Monday 27 and Tuesday, March 28, 2006
  • st broadcast on Arte: Friday, May 9, 2008 at 21h (the two parties following)
  • nd broadcast on France 2: Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 15:10 (the two parties in a row)
  • nd broadcast on Arte: Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm (both parties in a row)
  • Country: France
  • Genre: Documentary fiction

Distribution

  • Bernard Stora : the narrator
  • Bernard Farcy : General Charles de Gaulle
  • Danièle Lebrun : Yvonne de Gaulle , his wife
  • Denis Podalydès , from the Comédie-Française : Claude Mauriac
  • Grégori Derangère : Claude Guy
  • David Ryall : Winston Churchill
  • Gérard Lartigau : Paul Reynaud
  • Grégoire Oestermann : André Malraux
  • Scali Delpeyrat : Jacques Baumel
  • Marc Citti : the young resistant colonel
  • Jean-Michel Mole : President Vincent Auriol
  • Bernard Alane : Paul Ramadier
  • Gilles David : André Philip
  • Stéphane Boucher : Maurice Thorez
  • Nicolas Briançon : Colonel Paul de Villelume
  • Nicolas Vaude : Paul Baudouin
  • Olivier Granier : Jean Monnet
  • Chantal Banlier : Augustine
  • Patrick Chesnais : General Giraud
  • Julien Boisselier : Jacques Chaban-Delmas
  • Thierry Hancisse , of the Comédie-Française: Olivier Guichard
  • Jean-Yves Berteloot : Leon Delbecque
  • Jacques Spiesser : Pierre Pflimlin
  • Philippe Magnan : the emissary of President Coty
  • Robert Hardy : Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Pascal Elso : Gaston Palewski
  • Pierre-François Duméniaud : Jacques Soustelle
  • Hubert Saint-Macary : Michel Debré
  • Bernard Bloch : Jacques Foccart
  • Jean-Claude Durand : General Raoul Salan
  • Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat : Georges Pompidou
  • Paul de Launoy : Philippe de Gaulle
  • Denis Bénoliel : René Pleven
  • Marc Berman : Roland de Margerie
  • Patrice Bornand : Michel Poniatowski
  • Hugh Fraser : Harold MacMillan
  • Patrick Zard : Alain de Boissieu
  • Jean-Louis Barcelona : the resistant commander
  • Vladislav Galard : Guy Monnerot
  • Jean Dell : Pierre Billotte
  • Jean-Pierre Durand : François de Linares
  • Gérard Chaillou : Charles Corbin , French Ambassador to London
  • Réginald Huguenin : Jules Moch
  • Daniel Kenigsberg: General then Marshal Alphonse Juin
  • Lise Lamétrie : Philomène Zieger, servant of the General
  • Patrick Paroux : the pharmacist
  • Isabelle de Botton : the wife of the pharmacist
  • Didier Brice : the lieutenant driver
  • Célia Desbrus: Anne de Gaulle
  • Claude Guyonnet
  • The Little Singers at the Croix de Bois

Distinctions

This film received two FIPA in 2006, category series and soap operas, the FIPA Gold Award for Best Actor Bernard Farcy and FIPA silver for Bernard Stora 1 .

Bernard Farcy was also nominated at the 2006 Emmy Awards 2 for his performance.

See also

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External links

  • (in) Grand Charles [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
    • (in) Episode 1 [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
    • (in) Episode 2 [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
  • The Grand Charles [ archive ] on Allociné
  • (in) Grand Charles [ archive ] on the Site British Film Institute

Notes and references

  1. ↑ 2006 Fipa Awards  [ archive ] , category series and serials
  2. ↑ [PDF] The 2006 International Emmy Awards Regional semi-finalists [ archive ] , Best Performance by an actor

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