The Fortune and Misfortune of the Bettencourts

The Fortune and Misfortune of the Bettencourts

This documentary recounts the Bettencourt family saga from the start of the last century, and the creation of its empire: L’Oréal. Beginning with its creator and the father of Lilian Bettencourt, Eugène Schueller, The Fortune and Misfortune of the Bettencourts depicts the incredible adventure of a small business that became the archetype of beauty and glamour, incarnated by the extraordinary personalities who accompanied its success.

It portrays the story of an astonishing family, as incredibly rich and as it was mysterious, who was built from success, unconfessed secrets and public scandals, yet cultivated to maintain a high level of discretion regarding their public and personal lives. Their story is a novel-worthy epic which hurtles through the 20th century, tossed around by the period’s sociological and aesthetic upheaval, and its darkest moments.

Director :
Gérard Miller
Broadcaster :
France 3
Productions :
Flach Film Production and Deux cafés l'addition
Year :
2016
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