L'Histoire d'Annette Zelman

  • L'Affaire Annette Zelman (Working title)
TV Movie | 2022 | France 2 [fr] | Drama, Period, Third Reich / National Socialism | France

Main data

DirectorPhilippe Le Guay
Written byEmmanuel Salinger, Laurent Joly (literary source)
ProductionNilaya Productions [fr]

Shooting data

Start of shooting16/05/2022
End of shooting17/06/2022
LocationsRégion parisienne et Nancy
Filming regionsFrance - Grand Est, France - Paris Île-de-France

Brief synopsis

It all started like any youthful courtship, a romantic back and forth between two carefree young people which began in 1941, against the backdrop of the Second World War, just as the German occupation was starting. Annette Zelman, of Jewish parents, was one of these young lovers. Annette met Jean while a student at the Beaux-Arts. She was 20, he was only slightly older. They fell in love and fate seemed to be smiling on them. Based on a true story, these two protagonists unleashed forces that would overwhelm them, dash their hopes and turn their lives into a nightmare. A nightmare that was all too real: History burst into the lives of Annette and Jean. ‘The Story of Annette Zelman’ is a romantic drama caught up in the turmoil of the final solution.

(Source: La Rochelle Festival)


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Ilona BachelierAnnette Zelman [L]
Vassili SchneiderJean Jausion [L]
Julie GayetChristiane Jausion [L]
Laurent LucasHubert Jausion [L]
Daniel CohenMoishe Zelman [SR]
Guilaine LondezKaïla [SR]
Louise LegendreMichèle Zelman [SR]
Florian SteinerDannecker [SR]


AD PAAnacaona Beauzile
Director of photographyPénélope Pourriat
Still photographerHassen Brahiti
Casting directorConstance Demontoy
Casting directorEmmanuel Bloch
Casting des rôles en région
Casting des rôles en région
WardrobeDelphine Delavallade
DirectorPhilippe Le Guay
Script supervisorMarie-Florence Roncayolo
EditorMonica Coleman
Lighting technician / electricianSimon Pagès
équipe Nancy
équipe Nancy
Additional electricianAlexandre Nickels
Additional makeup artistAmélie Chabeaux
Additional makeup artistLaure Giroult
Renfort maquilleuse
Renfort maquilleuse
Additional makeup artistJulia Gonzalez Varela
Additional hair stylistCéline Mougel
Additional hair stylistVirginie Seffar
ComposerBruno Coulais
ProducerPatricia Boutinard Rouelle
Production designerValérie Grall
Art department assistantOphélie Delisle
Construction managerFabien Bret
Location scoutNicolas Jacob
CarpenterClément Taxu
Lead painterSara Cubaynes
Property driverFrançois Most
Property driverJulien Tassoni
Nancy Team
Nancy Team
Production managerCatherine Puertas
Production assistantOphélie Tosoni
Production assistantIsabelle Gaggiotti
Production assistantKévin List
Production assistantBaptiste Pik
Production assistantAude Ehret
ScreenwriterEmmanuel Salinger
Literary sourceLaurent Joly

Production companies

Nilaya Productions [fr]


Production SupportBureau des Images Grand Est


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Vassili Schneider2022La Rochelle - Festival de la Fiction TV [fr]Jeune espoir masculin AdamiWinner


2022FranceLa Rochelle - Festival de la Fiction TVCompétition Unitaires


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceMartinique La 1ère [fr]Tuesday, 31/01/2023, 9.00 PM
First showingFranceFrance 2 [fr]Wednesday, 25/01/2023, 9.10 PM


PremiereWednesday, 14/09/2022La Rochelle - Festival de la Fiction TV [fr]