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Series cast summary:
Bernard Farcy ...  Charles de Gaulle 2 episodes, 2006
Danièle Lebrun Danièle Lebrun ...  Yvonne de Gaulle 2 episodes, 2006
David Ryall ...  Winston Churchill 2 episodes, 2006
Grégoire Oestermann Grégoire Oestermann ...  André Malraux 2 episodes, 2006
Scali Delpeyrat ...  Jacques Baumel 2 episodes, 2006
Pierre-François Dumeniaud Pierre-François Dumeniaud ...  Jacques Soustelle 2 episodes, 2006
Pascal Elso Pascal Elso ...  Gaston Palewski 2 episodes, 2006
Hubert Saint-Macary Hubert Saint-Macary ...  Michel Debré 2 episodes, 2006
Denis Podalydès ...  Claude Mauriac 2 episodes, 2006
Grégori Derangère ...  Claude Guy 2 episodes, 2006
Gérard Lartigau Gérard Lartigau ...  Paul Reynaud 2 episodes, 2006
Marc Citti Marc Citti ...  Le jeune colonel résistant / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Jean-Michel Molé Jean-Michel Molé ...  Vincent Auriol 2 episodes, 2006
Bernard Alane ...  Paul Ramadier 2 episodes, 2006
Gilles David Gilles David ...  André Philip 2 episodes, 2006
Stéphane Boucher Stéphane Boucher ...  Maurice Thorez 2 episodes, 2006
Nicolas Briançon ...  Colonel Paul de Villelume / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Nicolas Vaude Nicolas Vaude ...  Paul Baudoin / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Olivier Granier Olivier Granier ...  Jean Monnet 2 episodes, 2006
Chantal Banlier Chantal Banlier ...  Augustine 2 episodes, 2006
Jean-Louis Barcelona Jean-Louis Barcelona ...  Le commandant résistant 2 episodes, 2006
Marc Berman Marc Berman ...  Margerie 2 episodes, 2006
Bernard Bloch Bernard Bloch ...  Jacques Foccart 2 episodes, 2006
Isabelle de Botton Isabelle de Botton ...  L'épouse du pharmacien 2 episodes, 2006
Benoît Tachoires Benoît Tachoires 2 episodes, 2006
Bernard Stora Bernard Stora ...  Le narrateur 2 episodes, 2006


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Release Date:

27 March 2006 (France) See more »

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Les Hirondelles
Music by Alfred Lorin
Lyrics by Bourvil
Performed by Bourvil
© Editions Choodens, Parus / Editions Fortin
(P) 1947 EMI Music France Label Capitol
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A great reconstitution
15 April 2006 | by the_French_DesertFoxSee all my reviews

A docu-fiction which aimed to show General's De Gaulle intimate life more than his well know acts of war. So, the most important parts of his history are not detailed. Be sure this is not a documentary. It's more than that.

Bernard Farcy, as he later told, tried not to imitate the general. It was a good idea. The result is so good that sometime, you don't even care if Farcy is not a perfect double of De Gaulle (his size help anyway). The older De Gaulle is, the better Farcy plays. The second roles are performed as well especially Churchill, Raynaud, Malraux & Yvonne De Gaulle. The mix between archives and video is quite well done. The best parts remains the famous words he said and his habits. A few mistakes were made but can be easily explained. In the few war scenes reconstitution, it could really have been better made but let's remind this was made for TV (OK OK, band of brothers too...)

More than a documentary, it's a life lesson.

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