ONE OF THE DECADE'S MOST ACCLAIMED WORKS OF HISTORY - SOON TO BE A DOCUMENTARY SERIES.
Adapted from the international bestseller by Margaret MacMillan
Imagine George Bush, Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair - along with a couple of dozen leaders of the world's leading powers - sitting in a room in Paris for six months talking, while the corpses of millions are gathered from the battlefields and towns of Europe.
Imagine the first time the world truly came together, the first time the possibilities of redrawing the global map - no matter how capricious and imperialistic such a notion might seem - could be
practically considered and executed.
Imagine the most romantic city in the world, reeking of death and destruction, clouded by mourning and a taste for revenge, but renewing its embrace of the sybaritic life.
Imagine a meeting in which spies, Secret Service agents, prostitutes, pop stars, artists, generals and the who's who of the next 40 years of world history consort, conspire and trade favours - from sex to whole swatches of the globe.
Imagine an event where decisions are made - often casual, compromised and hurried.These decisions, made in the chaos of the post-war world, would define and handcuff much of the world's politics,
geography and wars for the rest of the century and beyond, from the Middle East to the Balkans, from China to Africa.
Imagine you are inside this event. And inside the minds of
those at the centre.
Produit par 13 Production
avec ONF Canada, ARTE France
Ecrit et réalisé par Paul Cowan.
D'après Paris 1919: six months that changed the World de Margaret MACMILLAN Avec : David Lowe, Jean-Gabriel Nordmann, Nicolas Hawtrey, Vincent Lo Monaco
2008: En production