The blockbuster French drama, A French Village (Un Village Francais), starring Audrey Fleurot and Thierry Godard (Spiral) chronicles the impact of World War II on a small village in central France. The German occupation changes the life of the village of Villeneuve forever, and as its residents come under the pressures of war, they make choices that are inspiring and heartbreaking. In this gripping drama, ordinary citizens become patriots, traitors, Nazi employees or activists. Beginning with the Germans arrival in June 1940, they endure five years of rationing, fighting and betrayals, and strain to keep some semblance of their existence intact. The war shatters all their lives, but a few of them, even in the shadow of destruction, reach out to find fleeting moments of connection and love.
During the Second World War, a small town in France is under occupation. The community has to live in a world where patterns are disrupted, a world of fear and danger. Friends will be pitted against each other when they least expect it. Its impossible to imagine what it was like to live in a situation where a deep sense of mistrust is suddenly everywhere in your life at school, at the shops, in the town hall. This is the first long form attempt to tell the tale of the Vichy Regime that so divided the French during WW2.
The Occupation will last several years, during which the viewers share the fate of these characters, their secrets and their ability to live most difficult situations. The series evolves as we move into the heart of WW2. Each Season is a year, so as the war gets more intense, the drama gets more intense. There really is no TV series like Un Village Francais.