A film by Didier Varrod
Whether they are fans or not, every French citizen can agree that Johnny Hallyday changed the history of their country. The singularity of his character and his work gave him the status of a legend and made its mark on France’s collective unconscious. The loss of this icon turned a page in the country’s social and cultural history, giving us the opportunity to revisit half a century of French history, from the end of the World War II to the present day, and above all, to discover and (re)discover the unequalled personality of the greatest French singer of the 20th century.
Cast & credits
A documentary by Nicolas Maupied & Virginie Parrot
Written by Didier Varrod & Nicolas Maupied
Produced by Fabrice Coat et Christine Doublet
With the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the Radio Télévision Suisse RTS, TV5 Monde and France Télévisions