Le Plus Beau Pays du Monde


2h 2m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Paris in 1942. With the Occupation people needed diversions and the theaters and cinemas had never done better business. But as Jews were banned from working in filmmaking, more and more compromises had to be made by those still working. A documentary crew agree to change their film on a real flying

Film Details

Also Known As
Happiest Place on Earth, The, Plus Beau Pays du Monde
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Bavaria Film Gmbh; Bavaria Media Gmbh; France 2 Cinéma; Les Productions Jmh; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

Paris in 1942. With the Occupation people needed diversions and the theaters and cinemas had never done better business. But as Jews were banned from working in filmmaking, more and more compromises had to be made by those still working. A documentary crew agree to change their film on a real flying hero into a fictional film, with a mediocre stage actor chosen by the Vichy producer as the lead. As plot changes are demanded and made, some refuse to work on the film. Then, with a week of shooting to go, their lead actor is arrested by the Nazis.

Film Details

Also Known As
Happiest Place on Earth, The, Plus Beau Pays du Monde
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Bavaria Film Gmbh; Bavaria Media Gmbh; France 2 Cinéma; Les Productions Jmh; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 1999

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1999.

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1999.)