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The Blue Bicycle 

La bicyclette bleue (original title)
Léa, the daughter of a wealthy Bordeaux family, is spending happy days at the Montillac family estate at the end of the 1930s. Radiant with youth, she charms all the men who meet her on the... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Laetitia Casta ...  Léa Delmas 3 episodes, 2000
Georges Corraface ...  François Tavernier 3 episodes, 2000
Virgile Bayle Virgile Bayle ...  Laurent d'Argilat 3 episodes, 2000
Silvia De Santis Silvia De Santis ...  Camille Nérac 3 episodes, 2000
François Marthouret François Marthouret ...  Pierre Delmas 3 episodes, 2000
Jean-Claude Brialy ...  Raphaël Mahl 3 episodes, 2000
Nathalie Boutefeu ...  Françoise Delmas 3 episodes, 2000
Stéphane Audran ...  Lisa Montpleynet 3 episodes, 2000
Pierre-Loup Rajot Pierre-Loup Rajot ...  Fiaux 3 episodes, 2000
Jacques Spiesser Jacques Spiesser ...  Adrien Delmas 3 episodes, 2000
Jauris Casanova Jauris Casanova ...  Mathias Fayard 3 episodes, 2000
Eric Prat Eric Prat ...  Victor Fayard 3 episodes, 2000
Laurence Février Laurence Février ...  Albertine Montpleynet 3 episodes, 2000
Pascal Cervo ...  Loïc 3 episodes, 2000
Jean-François Garreaud Jean-François Garreaud ...  Commissaire Poinsot 3 episodes, 2000
Richard Sammel ...  Otto Kramer 3 episodes, 2000
Delphine Sérina Delphine Sérina ...  Sarah Mülstein 3 episodes, 2000
Dani Claverie-Lucas Dani Claverie-Lucas ...  Suzanne 3 episodes, 2000
Philippe Crespeau Philippe Crespeau ...  Aristide 3 episodes, 2000
Cyril Aubin Cyril Aubin ...  Planton ministère 3 episodes, 2000
Bernard Blancan ...  Chef gestapiste Langon 3 episodes, 2000
Eric Bougnon Eric Bougnon ...  Aspirant génie 3 episodes, 2000
Jean-Pierre Calon Jean-Pierre Calon ...  Monsieur Blum 3 episodes, 2000
Hubert Chaperon Hubert Chaperon ...  Sous-officier otages 3 episodes, 2000
Patrice Cimetiere Patrice Cimetiere ...  Le curé 3 episodes, 2000
Jack Delbalat Jack Delbalat ...  Officier allemand otages 3 episodes, 2000
Jacques-Henri Delcamp Jacques-Henri Delcamp ...  Employé SNCF 3 episodes, 2000
Wolfgang Pissors ...  Haut gradé allemand n°1 3 episodes, 2000
Pierre Semmler Pierre Semmler ...  Haut gradé allemand n°2 3 episodes, 2000
Gabriel Hallali Gabriel Hallali ...  Laurent Dargilat 3 episodes, 2000
Jurgen Mash Jurgen Mash ...  Le général 3 episodes, 2000
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Léa, the daughter of a wealthy Bordeaux family, is spending happy days at the Montillac family estate at the end of the 1930s. Radiant with youth, she charms all the men who meet her on the blue bicycle offered to her by her father. She is in deep love with Laurent, when she tells him, he lets her down. He is in love with Camille, Lea's best friend. The war sounds the death knell of her carelessness. She takes refuge in Paris. There, she finds Laurent, his secret love, who has just married Camille. During a party given him, she meets mysterious François -a friend of Laurent who works for the government. He goes right on and starts to win Lea's heart, but she is not interested. Laurent has to go to the front-line. He asks Lea to stay with Camille in Paris, to look after her and the unborn baby. But the German troops are progressing, and Léa and Camille are forced to leave the capital.

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 June 2000 (Italy) See more »

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Runtime:

(3 episodes) | (6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not true to the book but still great
23 November 2004 | by lisat-3See all my reviews

Even though there are many things different from the book, the film still got the point across of the hardship, pain and suffering of the French people at all levels. The limited nature of film means it will never be exactly the same, but there were scenes in the film that were similar if not in sequence, it did not loose too much of the story. The character of Lea wasn't as strong as in the books but I didn't feel it was a real detriment. I love the books and to a degree I can say usually the books are better but would watch this series again anytime. I think the only thing disappointing was the ending was very different from the book and although a little disappointed it was still within the character of the books.


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