Synopsis: Logically, a world stands between Ariane and Solal; she, young and married, from a Geneva Protestant grand bourgeois family, he a Jewish diplomat, rising from nowhere to the second highest position in the League of Nations on the eve of the Second World War. Carried away by their ardent love, soon abandoned to themselves, alone, they not only have to face the rest of the world’s hostility, but above all, must battle their own demons. Solal is haunted by a totally obsessive love. Ariane is carried away by a passionate and physical love. But their love is based on an initial and fundamental understanding. He loves the idea of Ariane. She loves the reality of Solal.
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Solal (Golden Globe Nominee: The Tudors; Emmy Nominee: Elvis, Match Point, Bend It Like Beckham), Natalia Vodianova, as Ariane (Clash of the Titans, CQ),Marianne Faithfull as Mariette (European Film Award Nominee: Irina Palm, Intimacy, Marie Antoinette), Maria Bonnevie as Countess Isolde (What No One Knows, Reconstruction, Jerusalem). Selected as a Shooting Star by the European Film Promotion in 2002.
Director: Glenio Bonder (Albert Cohen – French TV documentary)
Writers: Vincenzo Cerami (Oscar Nominee: Life Is Beautiful, Pinocchio, The Tiger and the Snow), James Dearden (Oscar Nominee: Fatal Attraction, Pascali’s Island, Rogue Trader), Glenio Bonder (Albert Cohen – French TV documentary)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Territories Available for TV series: World excluding France