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  • Les DESTINEES Alternative


Based on the novel by Jacques Chardonne. Set in Charente at the start of the 20th century, about the heir to a devoutly Protestant porcelain dynasty and his life-changing encounter with the non-conformist niece of a family friend. When they meet at a ball, she is just 20. He is a clergyman whose marriage is failing. They flee to Switzerland and start a family. He later feels obliged to return to Charente to take over the family business. Family rivalry, the Great War and modern industrialism all put pressure on their relationship.

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