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Mistral's Daughter 

Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an ... See full summary »
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1984   Unknown  
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Series cast summary:
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 Maggy Lunel 4 episodes, 1984
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 Kate Browning 4 episodes, 1984
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 Julien Mistral 4 episodes, 1984
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 Adrien Avigdor 4 episodes, 1984
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 Jason Darcy 3 episodes, 1984
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 Perry Kilkullen 3 episodes, 1984
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 Paula Deslandes 3 episodes, 1984
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 Teddy Lunel 3 episodes, 1984
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Pierre Malet ...
 Eric Avigdor 3 episodes, 1984
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 Mary Jane Kilkullen 3 episodes, 1984
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 Lally Longbridge 3 episodes, 1984
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 Nanny Butterfield 3 episodes, 1984
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 Major Schmidt 3 episodes, 1984
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 Cardinal 3 episodes, 1984
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 Patricia Falkland 3 episodes, 1984
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 Harry Klein 3 episodes, 1984
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Alan Adair ...
 Maxwell Browning 3 episodes, 1984
Sean O'Neil ...
 Louis Fairmont 3 episodes, 1984
Jean Claudio ...
 Etienne Delage 3 episodes, 1984
Pierre Vernier ...
 Maitre Duclos 3 episodes, 1984
Robert Favard ...
 Maitre Fresnais 3 episodes, 1984
Jacques Balutin ...
Philippe Sturbelle ...
 Joseph Bernard 3 episodes, 1984
Jacques Maury ...
 Docteur Mille 3 episodes, 1984
Geoffrey Carey ...
Annie Jouzier ...
Philippe Mareuil ...
Gilles Tamiz ...
Rita Fredricks ...
 Mariette 3 episodes, 1984
Hélène Vallier ...
 Ruth Avigdor 3 episodes, 1984
Beth Todd ...
 Betty Arnold 3 episodes, 1984
Suzanne Andrews ...
 Arkansas 3 episodes, 1984
Nicolas Allen ...
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 Chase Arnold 3 episodes, 1984
Albert Augier ...
 Taxi Driver 3 episodes, 1984
Carina Barone ...
 Gay Barnes 3 episodes, 1984
Renata Benedict ...
 American Woman 3 episodes, 1984
Macha Béranger ...
 Princess Marie-Blanche 3 episodes, 1984
Remy Bertrand ...
Sacha Briquet ...
Simon de La Brosse ...
 Flower Boy 3 episodes, 1984
Judith Burnett ...
Yves Carlevaris ...
 Jean Polisson 3 episodes, 1984
Sylvain Clément ...
Béatrice Costantini ...
 Madame Bie 3 episodes, 1984
Janine Darcey ...
 Avigdor's Mother 3 episodes, 1984
Jean-Claude Dauphin ...
 Jean-Luc 3 episodes, 1984
Yann Dedet ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 1984
Guy Dhers ...
 Taxi Driver 3 episodes, 1984
Genevieve Dinouart ...
 Madame Beauvoir 3 episodes, 1984
Isabelle Duby ...
 Young Woman 3 episodes, 1984
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 Salesman 3 episodes, 1984
Anne Dziubak ...
 Nadine 15 3 episodes, 1984
Christian Erickson ...
Sloan Fischer ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 1984
Huger Foote ...
Peggy Frankston ...
 Fashion Editor 3 episodes, 1984
Steve Gadler ...
 Bill Hatfield 3 episodes, 1984
Ginny Gates ...
 First Lady 3 episodes, 1984
Sylvie Gregoire ...
 Epinette 16 3 episodes, 1984
Bertrand De Hautefort ...
Nicholas Hawtrey ...
Karen Hayes ...
Hervé Hiolle ...
 Elegant Man 3 episodes, 1984
April Hyde ...
 Mrs. Sanderson 3 episodes, 1984
Billy Kearns ...
 Sam Canfield 3 episodes, 1984
Philippe Landoulsi ...
 Man with Black Raincoat 3 episodes, 1984
Christa Lang ...
 Concierge 3 episodes, 1984
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 Perry's Secretary 3 episodes, 1984
Sybil Maas ...
 2nd Lady 3 episodes, 1984
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Christophe Merian ...
Benjamin Moerman ...
Marie-Laure Monrozier ...
 Fashionable Woman 3 episodes, 1984
Lucy Morgan ...
Michael Morris ...
Claudia Myers ...
 Harriet 13 3 episodes, 1984
Didier Pain ...
 Le Patron 3 episodes, 1984
Rebecca Pauly ...
 Falk's Secretary 3 episodes, 1984
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 French Policeman 3 episodes, 1984
Pascal Pistacio ...
Gisèle Préville ...
 Comtesse 3 episodes, 1984
Alan Rossett ...
René Roussel ...
Liliane Rovère ...
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Margaret Shields ...
Vincent Solignac ...
 Bad Breath 3 episodes, 1984
Raphaëlle Spencer ...
 Teddy Child 3 episodes, 1984
Tiffany Spencer ...
Arch Taylor ...
Ghislaine Valence ...
 Concierge 3 episodes, 1984
Marion Varella ...
 Ginny Maxwell 3 episodes, 1984
Jean-Marie Vauclin ...
Jesse Joe Walsh ...
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Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an arrogant and selfish man who places his work above everything. Their paths diverge as Mistral's art catches the eye of a rich American woman who becomes his patroness and eventually his wife. During the war years in France, Mistral collaborates with the Nazis in order to continue with his work, a decision that will come back to haunt him years later. In the meantime, Maggy has a daughter named Teddy who grows up and falls in love with Mistral with whom she has a child named Fauve. As Mistral ages, he comes to terms with his selfish past and wartime betrayal through his art, leaving a beautiful legacy for his daughter, Fauve. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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24 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'amour en héritage  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Nadine visits her lawyer a reflection of the boom mic can clearly be seen in a picture as she enters his office. See more »

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Referenced in What a Girl Wants (2003) See more »

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Only Love
Performed by Nana Mouskouri
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big, lush miniseries
13 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is another of those big, lush '80s miniseries, better known as trash wallows. What fun they were - expensive, scenic, opulent. Mistral's Daughter is based on a novel by Judith Kranz, concerning three generations of women in the same family involved with a great artist, portrayed by Stacy Keach. Stefanie Powers plays Maggy, the matriarch of the family, who, as a young woman, meets Mistral and becomes involved with him. Later on, her daughter meets him, falls in love with him and bears him a child.

Mistral is a real jerk, a Nazi collaborator who turns escaping Jews away at his gates and even turns in a few to get paint supplies. The kind of total narcissist codependents fall in love with. When his illegitimate daughter finds out about this years later, Mistral has to come to grips with his own selfish, self-absorbed life.

For a good actor, Stacy Keach isn't very good in this - everyone suffers from rotten accents. Stefanie Powers is always good but playing a 17-year-old when she was over 40 may not have been the best move, although she certainly is very beautiful.

All in all, this is a very entertaining miniseries. Just don't take it too seriously and enjoy it for what it is - an '80s artifact.


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