Synopsis:
There are six of them. The first Baron Empain is a magnificent character. A Walloon born in Beloeil, he was an innovative, empirical and visionary business man. He built an immense fortune throughout the world, founded a city in Egypt, and created the Paris Metro. He would be conqueror with Leopold II and general with Albert I. The last Baron Empain conquered the Schneider empire, the flagship of the French nuclear industry. In 1978 he was kidnapped, held captive, mutilated, and his private life was put on public display – a trial from which he would not recover professionally. Between these two, there was a baron who was a man of pleasure, another in quest of sanctity, a third humiliated and offended, and a last unloved and rejected by his family… And there were also some sensational baronesses …In a word, the chronicle of a century of capitalism and a family over the top.
Director's filmography:
- Les barons Empains une dynastie fracassée (2016 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2016
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
52' & 90'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
To do Today Productions