One thing is occurring on the ground of TF1's fiction. Determined to place within the fragrance of the time, the chain of fireside Julie Lescaut revises his creative goals and raises the extent of his sequence. After a number of exceptional productions (Mantis, Pink Bracelets …), it launches this Monday night the diffusion of a brand new massive program, bearer of this ambition: the bazaar of charity, which tells the story of three girls who skilled the trauma of the hearth of this mecca of Paris on the finish of the 19th centurye century.
A historic sequence, that TF1 wished trendy, spectacular, and due to this fact has an enormous finances for a free French channel, 17 million euros. That's simply over 2 million euros for every of the eight episodes, which took six months of filming, requisitioned 185 technicians and three,000 extras. With the actress Audrey Fleurot within the first function.
The cash is seen on the display screen, by the care taken to the photograph, units, costumes, equipment. The primary half is the instance, which reveals at size the bazaar ravaged by the flames. “On the first writing assembly, we requested ourselves the query of beginning the story proper after the hearth, remembers Anne Viau, creative director of fiction at TF1. It was probably the most pure factor to do: it prices much less and it's simpler … however no, we wished to assault with this fireplace, to inform it, to inform it. “ By dint of swallowing sequence on Canal +, Netflix, OCS, Amazon and others, the general public has turn into professional in tales: we will not entice with massive strings situation.
Written by Catherine Ramberg and directed by Alexandre Laurent, this Bazaar, of which we now have seen the primary two episodes, don’t worry the complexity. He brings to life a number of characters in a cross approach, mixes genres (romance, thriller …) and compiles political themes (the emancipation of girls, the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie, the category wrestle, anarchy). To imagine that reds took management of the Bouygues subsidiary! We shall be cautious to not cry to the masterpiece to this point. We see the twists coming to 10 minutes. One of many three heroines (performed by Camille Lou) doesn’t keep away from the caricature of the younger idealistic heiress with a giant coronary heart. And we nonetheless snort nervously whereas rethinking the sudden look of Stéphane Guillon within the solid …
It's not but The Crown nor even Downton Abbey, productions in direction of which the sequence ladles. However, in the event you join your mind to the “mainstream” mode earlier than touchdown within the couch, the bazaar of charity, co-produced by the corporate Quad, emerges as a high quality product.
“The invoice is of a really trendy, within the realization, the music, the reconstitution”, Congratulates Ara Aprikian, director of TF1's content material and craftsman of the group's revival in fiction. He and the CEO, Gilles Pélisson, gave the inexperienced mild to this challenge shortly after their arrival on the head of the corporate in 2016. Given the finances, it was validated on the high of the corporate. Industrial guess, it's a multitude, which shouldn’t be worthwhile, can also be an financial check. TF1 has bought distribution rights, worldwide for 4 years, to Netflix (which is able to broadcast in France seven days after the final episode on the French channel). “They paid a big share,” says with out extra particulars Ara Aprikian, who sees the matrix of a virtuous financial mannequin, permitting TF1 to unlock giant budgets for occasion nights and Netflix to get better native productions to complement its catalog. It’s nonetheless obligatory, for this settlement to occur once more, that it's a multitude finds its viewers internationally.
“If we show it, we will proceed to have ambition, to be on the stage of one of the best overseas requirements, to develop this financial mannequin”, continues Ara Aprikian. In any other case, there’s one other resolution: “To make fiction with low added worth”, however worthwhile. In brief, Navarro and Josephine guardian angel (It’s not Aprikian who says it however we). However it’s to take the chance, in the long run, of dropping the general public, tried to go elsewhere, on the brand new platforms like Netflix, if the sequence are extra tailored to the style of the time. Anne Viau is aware of it: “At TF1, nothing is forbidden anymore. Solely the standard of the story pursuits us. Ara Aprikian and Gilles Pélisson push us to editorial audacity. “ Survival query.