produced by Belgica films
In development - Documentary - Major
52' - Documentaire - FR
Director : Henri de Gerlache
Screenplay : Henri de Gerlache
As soon as they were completed, the Saint-Hubert royal galleries became a must-see for writers and exiled artists. We meet Victor Hugo and his mistress Juliette Drouet who rents an apartment there. But also Charles Baudelaire, who, sick and vindictive of the lack of success of his writings, will blame his host country with incredible wickedness, Rimbaud and Verlaine who live an exacerbated passion that will end in a drama. It is indeed at the Montigny armory in these galleries, that Verlaine will come to buy the revolver with which he will hurt his lover to forbid him to return to Paris. All these beautiful people meet regularly at the Café des Princes which houses today the beautiful library tropisme, or at the Café de la Renaissance which has given way to the Taverne du Passage. A unity of time (late 19th) and place for a gallery of unpublished portraits that intertwine in this symbolic place. Four emblematic characters of the end of the 19th century in the heart of a young capital at all seems possible.
Unit manager : VIRGINIE CHAPELLE