June 1944 : In the midst of the Liberation, 800 deportees were transported from French camps to Germany.
On the occasion of the revival of la Victorine, the only survivor amidst a few dozen film studios in Nice on the French Riviera
On the occasion of the revival of la Victorine, the only survivor amidst a few dozen film studios in Nice on the French Riviera, the time has come to have a closer look at its past: an adventurous and dramatic story. During the German occupation, Marcel Carné shot his “Children of Paradise” here – a masterpiece that was to become the symbol of the Liberation! In the Fifties, Alfred Hitchcock had Grace Kelly and Cary Grant star in “To catch a Thief”, and Gérard Philipe started his international career with “Fanfan la Tulipe”.
Twenty six people lived together for a year in Dumont D’Urville in Terre Adelie. A full year cycle, from summer to winter, in the cold antarctic continent, lived with overwinterers of the 55th French polar mission, with complete autonomy. All these they endured to ensure scientific programs and sustainability of the permanent base, in a sumptous environment.