Coronavirus: Visit of a Montmartre district confined in 1942 - 20 Minutes

Anti-Bolshevik posters, collaborationist advertisements and old-fashioned storefronts, Berthe and Androuet streets in the Montmartre district of Paris remained in the 1940s, due to confinement in order to fight the coronavirus crisis.

It is a set for the adaptation to the cinema of the play Adieu Monsieur Haffmann , written by Jean-Philippe Daguerre and awarded four Molières in 2018. The work takes place in Paris, in 1942, and tells the story of a jeweler who hides in a cellar to escape the Nazis and asks his employee to take over the business while waiting for the end of the Occupation.

Theatrical release in January 2021

The film crew, directed by Fred Cavayé with Daniel Auteuil, Sara Giraudeau and Gilles Lellouche, had to abandon filming locations in accordance with confinement rules to curb the Covid-19 epidemic. "They still took care to remove the posters calling for the census of the Jews," said a local resident. The film's theatrical release was scheduled for January 2021.

Perched on the Butte Montmartre, a few meters from the Sacré-Coeur, the district therefore remained confined to the time of the 1940s. 20 Minutes went there and gave you a tour in pictures.


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