By Christian LARA


Historical - Development 2011

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Historical
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christian LARA
    • Writer(s)
    • Christian LARA
    • Producer(s)
    • Christian LARA (Caraibe Films )
    • Synopsis
    • The Knight of Saint George's life is a succession of strange but true exploits.
      He was the greatest fencer of Europe in the reign of Louis XV and Louis XVI.
      At the court of Versailles, he was indisputably, THE music composer in vogue.
      As a musician, he composed 6 operas, 22 concertos, 9 symphonies, 18 quartets,
      6 sonatas and 12 arias.
      An article of Liberation titled « If he was white, he would be called Mozart », because the Knight of Saint George had a guadeloupean mother in a time when the blacks were slaves in the french colonies.
      The guadeloupean historian Oruna Lara, my grand-father, described Saint-George as below:
      « In his childhood, he's taken with his mother to Saint Domingue, the young Saint George is given – as an entertainement to the Langey's marquise's son of the same age as him.
      At about twenty, he escapes from the property and boards the british ship the Yorick.
      He sails to Bordeaux and then goes on a trip – on foot – from Bordeaux to Paris.
      He attracts the attention of Madame de Montesson, the duke d'Orleans' wife. »
      Undeniably, Saint George is the first « black star » of the world.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2011