ARTE

Franco-German fictions "Tandem"

January 2015

[caption id="attachment_56309" align="alignleft" width="195"]Projet Tandem: Mon cher petit village & Le jour de vérité Tandem coproduction: Mon cher petit village (My dear little village) & Le jour de vérité (The day of truth)[/caption] Broadcasting of the first "Tandem" coproductions: the thriller Le jour de vérité (The day of truth) and the comedy Mon cher petit village (My dear little village). French and German producers, directors and authors worked together on two different TV dramas on the same subject, i.e. nuclear energy. Two actors, Vicky Krieps and Laurent Stocker, appear in both dramas. The project was initiated in September 2013 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty to boost Franco-German TV drama coproduction. The project echoes the proactive policy in the field of cinema, founded in 1996 upon the so called, "Grand accord" between ARTE and the two German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF, as well as the "mini-traité" signed in 2001 between France and Germany.