Created by : Catherine Ramberg. With : Audrey Fleurot, Julie de Bona, Camille Lou, Josiane Balasko, Théo Fernandez, Victor Meutelet and Antoine Duléry. Format : 8 episodes of 50 minutes. Broadcast : Mondays at 21h05 on TF1
On may 4, 1897 in Paris, a fire swept through the Bazaar of the Charity, took place a charity auction is very popular among the women of the nobility. 126 people die, mostly women. During this disaster, several fates are going to switch. Including those of Adrienne of Lenverpré, Pink River and Alice Jeansin.
The trailer of the mini-series in The Bazaar of the Charity
A fresco successful
Before being a work of fiction, the drama of the Bazaar of Charity is a real fact chilling. Many of the women of the nobility died in this fire. Among the victims, there would be 118 women from 126 deaths. This fire is precisely at the heart of the first episode, which shows almost minute-by-minute the before and the place of this tragedy. Side effects, TF1, which has co-produced the series with Netflix, has put the package : all the scenes showing the fire are bluffantes. It must be said that for The Bazaar of the Charity, the director Alexandre Laurent had a budget of € 2 million per episode. The result is the height : harrowing, realistic but also suffocating, in short, everything what we expected.
After this episode rich in emotion, the result is certainly more quiet, but relies on a trio of female characters strong and complex, whose fate will be upset after the fire. We will not give too much detail to not spoil the fun, but Audrey Fleurot, Julie de Bona and Camille Lou played with fairness, sincerity and emotion of these three heroines bruised. If it is a historical series with gorgeous costumes and scenery just as majestic, The Bazaar of the Charity is also resolutely modern in the themes that it addresses. A series that will be a pleasure to see as much as she steals your heart !
In short : Forget your a priori on the series of TF1, The Bazaar of the Charity proves that the chain may be at the height of his ambitions. Gripping, surprising and visually impressive (especially during the scene of the fire), the series is one of the success of the chain this year thanks to its realization but also to its talented trio main. We want more !
The Bazaar of the Charity : our opinion on the series