Production info

Un Pique-nique chez Osiris
France, 2000  TV  

Dominique Blanc, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Anny Duperey
Directed by Nina Companeez


1898. Born into a rich, anti-Semite Parisian family, Héloïse falls in love with a young jewish journalist. In a blind fury, her father collapses and dies. A family meeting decrees that Héloïse must leave Paris with her mother and her austere cousin, Olympe. In Egypt, the three women discover a different world made of startling images, hot sun, flamboyant colours and intoxicating aromas, inhabited by people with totally different customs. Far from the judgmental gaze of their peers, at the dawn of a new century, they finally find themselves.

4-part mini-series, also issued in 2 parts.

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