• Direction

    Paul Le Grouyer
  • Author

    Paul Le Grouyer & Lucie Pastor
  • Production

  • Broadcaster

    France 2


In April 1918, while Europe was plunged into WWI, an extremely virulent flu swept across every continent. Wrongly called «Spanish flu», it raged for two years, causing the death of more than 50 million people before disappearing and falling into oblivion. A global historical investigation, thanks to access to rare and previously unseen archives and the use of the international press, photos and personal diaries of the time, the film will offer both deep insight and a chronological analysis of one of the major collective catastrophes of the 20th century.

    • Available versions

    • Format

    • Distributor

      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka Gallier - - Erik Tollu
    • Technical team

      Original music : Stéphane Lopez
      Chief Editor : Pierre Sainteny
      Sound editor : Frédéric Commault
      Documentalist : Deborah Ford-Gribaudi

      Voice recording and mixing : Georges Lafitte
      Directors of Production: Gaëlle Cottais & Nancy-Emmanuelle Gille
      Production manager: Élise Rothenbühler
      Production assistant: Yannick Aka Kouassi

      Production interns: Justine Soistier, Maroussia Kazan, Zoé Allard
    • Cast

      Authors: Lucie Pastor and Paul Le Grouyer
      director: Paul Le Grouyer
      producers: Fabienne Servan Schreiber & Fatma Tarhouni

      Historical advisors: Freddy Vinet
      Narrator: Éric Caravaca
      Editorialist assistant : Gauvain Siémons
    • International sales

      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka Gallier - - Erik Tollu
    • Press officer : Michaël Morlon