Genre
Documentary
Duration
52 minutes
Format
4K
Production
VMP FILMS (former-VERT M PROD)
Director
Olivier Dejean

Film Story

A forced exile brings Charles Baudelaire to stay nearly nine weeks in Mauritius and Reunion Island: this trip will influence a third of his major collections. At the same time, Jeanne Duval, an Indoceanian, has been a muse and a consultant for all of his work. This film is based on the work of Emmanuel Richon (specialist Charles Baudelaire, French researcher and museum curator in Mauritius) and tends to rehabilitate the place of the both islands in the poet’s work, place obscured by the french review of the nineteenth century to the present day. Analyzes demonstrating this affirmation, the documentary is composed by realistic shot and special FX highlighting the words of the poet;  an analysis of the first poem of Baudelaire, that will be the guideline of the film, will show a surprisingly devotion to Reunion. Testimonies of the times of his close entourage and concrete clues still visible today will embellish the film which will defend itself to be a biography of the poet but a declaration of an undeniable cultural contribution, and yet devalued, of Mauritius and Reunion Islands on the work of a monument of French literature.