PROGRAM33 & Compagnie Méditerranéenne de Films


Main broadcast channel
France 3

A film by Fabien Béziat


A trove of dictation exercises for generations of schoolchildren and record-setting audience numbers each televised broadcast, the cinematographic and literary work of Marcel Pagnol belongs to France’s cultural heritage. And yet, he has not been the subject of a single major documentary…

With the help of never-before-seen archives provided by his grandson Nicolas Pagnol, as well as excerpts from films, novels, plays, interviews, and letters, this film aims to fill this gap. It pays tribute to this great popular author who made his life into a work of art, and his work into a lifelong project.

Cast & credits

Written and directed by Fabien Béziat
Narrated by Fabrice Luchini
Produced by Christine Doublet et Fabrice Coat


With the participation of France Télévisions and TV5 Monde.
With the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée and the Provence Alpes Côte-d’Azur Region.
With the participation of the Radio Télévision Suisse RTS

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