It was the scandal of the century in France, which occurred between 2008 and 2009 and had at its centre the carbon tax. Fabrice Arfi’s book D’argent et de sang tells this story of transalpine business and malfeasance.
That story became a police drama miniseries, created, written, and directed by Xavier Giannoli and co-directed by Frederic Planchon, starring Vincent Lindon, Niels Schneider, Ramzy Bedia, Judith Chemla, David Ayala, Olga Kurylenko, Yvan Attal, André Marcon, Victoire Du Bois, Matthias Jacquin, and Lyes Kaouh.
The miniseries D’argent et de Sang (Of money and blood), that in Venice Film Festival has its world premiere out of competition, is a co-production between France and Belgium and will land on French channel Canal+ in the fall. The character of Jérôme Attias is inspired by French businessman Arnaud Mimran, initially played by Gaspard Ulliel, who died of a head injury after a skiing accident in January 2022 when filming was still about 80 days away. Replacing him was his friend Niels Schneider: the two had shared the set in films such as One Nation, One King, and Sibyl. The character of Alain Fitoussi, played by Ramzy Bedia, was inspired by Mimran’s friend Mardoché Mouly, also known as Marco Mouly.