"Transatlantique" is a historical mini-series based on real events and set in Marseille. Info on this series directed by Anna Winger.
Transatlantique is a historical mini-series based on a true story and consisting of 7 episodes. Available since April 7, 2023 on Netflix, the series immerses us in the Marseilles of the 1940s, in the middle of World War II. While France is occupied by the Nazis, Varian Fry, an American journalist, and Mary Jayne Gold, a wealthy heiress, risk their lives to try to help refugees, mostly Jews, to flee the country. Many of them are artists wanted by the German forces. Thus, Transatlantique tells the story of a band of young heroes, French and foreign, working against the occupier to save lives.
On the casting side, the Netflix mini-series features several French actors: Lolita Chammah, Isabelle Huppert's daughter, Gregory Montel (who both starred in the series Dix pour cent), as well as Birane Ba (at the movie poster I'll Always See Your Faces) and Ralph Amoussou (The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan). In addition, Cory Michael Smith (known in particular for the series Gotham) embodies Varian Fry while we find Gillian Jacobs (Community) in the role of Mary Jayne Gold.
To make the Transatlantic mini-series, Anna Winger (Unorthodox) based herself on a story relatively unknown to the general public but true: Varian Fry (who has also been nicknamed "the American Schlinder") and Mary Jayne Gold, with the Emergency Rescue Committee, helped between 2,000 and 4,000 Jews and intellectuals flee Europe during the Vichy regime. Historical facts therefore on the program, but not only, because according to the official synopsis, faced with the omnipresent danger, passionate love stories will emerge.
Transatlantic is a 7-episode mini-series available exclusively on Netflix since April 7, 2023. You must therefore subscribe to the streaming platform to see it and also be able to enjoy the other series in the catalog. Remember that this is paid, the price can vary between €5.99 per month (for a Netflix Essential subscription with advertisements) and €17.99 per month (Netflix Premium subscription).