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THE BRIDES OF BOURBON ISLAND

TV SERIE

2007

SYNOPSIS

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Historical seventeenth-century romantic-epic-action-adventure where three women

survived a harrowing ocean voyage from France to forcibly marry French ex-patriots on 

the island of Reunion (next to Madagascar).

 

 

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EPISODE 1

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Young orphans and prostitutes’ convoy leaves Salpêtrière hospital to populate the 

Bourbon Island (Now Reunion Island). Among them Alix and Louison. Beautiful and 

fragile Alix runs away from a painful past. While Louison, a former prostitute, is willing 

to do anything to obtain wealth and respectability. Upon her arrival, Alix is married to 

Henry la Baume, an upright man, but whom she feels incapable to love. Alix becomes 

friends with Marie, a young Malagasy married to Jules Gaudin, representative of the 

colonists of Saint- Paul. Louison on her side, wins the trust of father Romand, who 

escorted women’s convoy from France. The latter is scandalized to discover that the 

Clerk of the East India Company, responsible for the management of the colony, is a half-

blood: the Knight Jean Penmach. Both men get engaged in a power struggle. Father 

Romand finds a powerful ally, Michel Blancpain, a rich owner with hooligan’s methods. 

But the beautiful Alix, a recent widow, will disturb the balance of power…

 

 

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EPISODE 2

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The rivalry between Jean Penmach and Michel Blancpain rages. Penmach only just 

escapes an ambush set by Blancpain. Thought Penmach dead, Blancpain takes advantage 

of the situation. He seizes two orphans who fleed the Malagasy revolt,taken in by Alix, 

and demands her to marry rapidly. Cornered, Alix finds comfort in Jean Penmach’s arms, 

who returned from the dead and decided to defeat Blancpain’s devilish plans. Alix and 

Jean realise that they love each other. Meanwhile, Louison is plotting to put the hand on 

the Blancpain’s fortune, the latter organizes with father Romand his marriage with Alix. 

On the Bourbon Island in the grip of a heavy racial tension, the confrontation is near.

 

 

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CREDITS

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Directed by: Euzhan Palcy

Written by: Jacqueline Cauët & Euzhan Palcy

Adaptation by: Euzhan Palcy & Raphaëlle Desplechin

Dialogues by: Euzhan Palcy & Raphaëlle Desplechin

Cinematography by: Manuel Teran

Film Editing by: Élisabeth Couque-Sibra

Production Design & Costume design by: Valérie Grall

Produced by: François Bertheau-Guillet

Associate executive producer: Anne Claeys & Francis Cloiseau

Executive producer: Jim Damour

Original Music by: Jean-Marie Sénia

Genre: Historical, Drama

Running time: 90 min

No. of episodes: 2

Released in 2007

CAST

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Jean-Yves Berteloot  —  Michel Blancpain

Sara Martins  —  Marie Gaudin

Cécile Cassel  —  Louison

Marie Piot  —  Alix

William Nadylam  —  Jean Penmach

Yannick Soulier  —  Henry La Baume

Bruno Slagmulder  —  Jules Gaudin

André Penvern  —  Le père Romand

Anne-Élodie Georget  —  Pauline

Lydia Ewandé  —  Grand-mère Cal