«Retour au Caucase: Gérard Depardieu dans les pas d’Alexandre Dumas»

Once Alexandre Dumas was travelling throughout Russia during several months. He also visited the Caucasian republics: Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Later Dumas wrote a book in which he told about his trip, described the places he visited and the people he met. We proposed Gerard Depardieu to make a part of the way once made by Dumas in Azerbaijan. The actor recites the fragments from the writer’s book and compares the same places after 150 years passed since Dumas’ trip.

Synopsis

One can observe Azerbaijan people, culture and customs through the prism of Depardieu’s perception. Making the same way as Alexandre Dumas many years ago, the spectator understands why the writer was so fascinated by this region.  Gerard Depardieu experiences the same things as Alexandre Dumas in in 1858: he meets wonderful people, discovers new places…

Characteristics

Production year : 2013
Release date: Mai 2014 (ARTE)
Genre : Documentary
Director: Stéphane Bergouhnioux et Jean-Pierre Devillers
Casting: Gérard Depardieu, Mathieu Sapin
Script : Stéphane Bergouhnioux, Jean-Pierre Devillers, Leslie Grunberg, Fuad Akhundov
Director of Photography: Stéphane Bion
Sound : Arnaud Montand
Editing : Lucie Derail
Countries: France, Azerbaijan
International sales: ARTE