“You should never have offered him this store. We used to have nothing, now he wants everything.”
Sixth feature film by Fred cavayé (The game), Farewell Mr. Haffmann is adapted from the eponymous piece by Jean-Philippe Daguerre and awarded four Molières last year. After announcing the start of the shooting of this new film in January 2020, Cavayé begins to present the dramatic feature with a first trailer in which we find the leading trio: Daniel Auteuil, Gilles Lellouche and Sara Giraudeau.
Taking place in the early 1940s, when France has just lost the war and the German occupation begins, an agreement will be made between the two heroes of the plot. On the one hand, François Mercier (Lellouche), an ordinary man who only aspires to found a family with the woman he loves, Blanche (Giraudeau). On the other, Mr. Haffmann (Auteuil), a talented jeweler who employs François. But faced with the occupation, the two men will have no other choice but to conclude an agreement whose consequences, over the months, will upset the fate of the three characters.
Awarded at the Sarlat festival of the Golden Salamander and the prize for best performance for Sara Giraudeau, Farewell Mr. Haffmann was produced by Philippe Rousselet via Vendôme Films and co-produced by France 2. In addition, the film has already been pre-purchased by the French channel OSC.
First announced for January 20, 2021, Farewell Mr. Haffmann will finally arrive at the cinema on January 12th.