CINEMA – Paris, confined … during the Second World War? In the 18th arrondissement of the capital, you almost believe it, and for good reason: the sets of the film “Adieu monsieur Haffmann” which takes place at this period could not be removed because of the measures taken to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
The streets of Paris are used to decorating cinematographic productions. The film “Adieu Monsieur Haffmann” by Fred Cavayé, with Daniel Auteuil in the main role, was thus partly filmed around Montmartre.
But in the meantime, authorities have ordered a ban on assemblies and then the confinement and filming has been suspended, perhaps a bit hastily. The sets have not been removed, giving the impression that “the whole neighborhood was frozen in 1941,” as photos posted by Tim Mc Inerney, a resident of the neighborhood, on Twitter. “As if quarantine in Paris was not already disturbing enough,” he laughs.
Just in case quarantined Paris wasn’t disorientating enough: my neighborhood was being used as a film set when the lockdown hit. Now the whole block has been left frozen in 1941 pic.twitter.com/TOPHuX5agT
– Tim Mc Inerney (@TimMacAndErny) March 20, 2020
Fred Cavayé’s film is adapted from the play of the same name, written and directed by Jean-Philippe Daguerre. “Adieu monsieur Haffmann” tells the story of a Jewish jeweler, Joseph Haffman (played by Daniel Auteuil) who asked one of his employees to take over the jewelry store until the German occupation ended. A request that will turn their lives upside down.
At the theater, “Adieu monsieur Haffmann” has been nominated six times at Molières 2018. She won four statuettes, including that of the female revelation for Julie Cavanna.
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