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French: Un franšais
Derek de Lint as "Bertrand
(UK/France TV mini-series)
Director: Jim Goddard
Producer: Chris Burt
the novel of the same name by Piers Paul Read, published in 1987 by Pan.
Cast : Derek de Lint, Beatie Edney (previously worked with Derek in Diary
of a Mad Old Man), Corinne Dacla, Barry Foster
The Free Frenchman
is a six-part mini-series which takes place at the time of the French
Resistance in World War II. Derek de Lint stars as the main character,
a French land-owning aristocrat, Bertrand de Roujay. It starts in the
years that lead up to WWII and the occupation, to the liberation and the
long healing that came after. Bertrand risks his life fighting for de
Gaulle and follows his own convictions though four tumultious decades
in history. It is also the story of the women he loves throughout the
years - Medeleine, his first wife and final ally; Lucia, the refugee from
Franco's Spain who was his passionate mistress; and Jenny, the faithless
English wife of his second terrible marriage.
Book is out-of-print
but available as a used book at many different websites specializing in
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