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.
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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
German Version shown at it's inital airing on ZDF (1988) as a four-parter is only 6h long. Rerun Version (shown on Kabel-1 in 1994 and '96 as a two-parter) is the alternative US-Cable-Version (4h). Pro7-TV also aired an 3h-Version in 1998 as a two-parter. The German, French, Italian and Overseas Versions have all different versions of the title song (Only Love/Aber die Liebe/Come Un'Eredità bleibt) sung by the same greek singer Nana Mouskouri
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Referenced in What a Girl Wants
April in Paris
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Jean Sablon See more