In the unpublished premium broadcast this evening on France 3, the characters of Plus Belle la Vie find themselves confronted with a total power cut, plunging the city into darkness. How did the production stage the blackout?
In “Black-Out”, the new premium of Plus Belle la vie broadcast this evening on France 3, the inhabitants of the Mistral find themselves plunged into darkness following a giant blackout hitting the country, and will having to organize to survive without power.
Lea (Marie hennerez), about to give birth, finds himself trapped in a cable car cabin with Noah (Florian Lesieur), Bilal (Kjel Bennett) and Betty (Horya Benabet), while Jean-Paul (Stéphane Hénon), who was going to his captain’s stripe ceremony, must manage an unprecedented crisis situation.
In this bonus which will highlight the solidarity and mutual aid of the Mistralians, many scenes of chaos in the streets of the city had to be shot, as well as several sequences where the city finds itself plunged into total darkness when the power failure takes place.
In order to stage this blackout in a spectacular way, the production of Plus Belle la vie had to take up a major challenge. To this end, the technical team asked the town hall of Marseille to remove the street lights by depriving an entire district of the Phocaean city of power!
According to the words of the director, Marion Lallier, to the magazine Téléstar, the production has reached “to turn off public lights” and “to cut the power in an entire neighborhood for the shooting of two strategic scenes“with the help of the municipality.
The result ? A realistic and post-apocalyptic restitution to say the least of an energy crisis which seems more and more likely in the face of the various giant power outages which have followed one another in recent months in the country.
Following the bonus, as usual, France 3 broadcasts at 10:35 p.m. a new number of the report Secrets of Plus Belle la vie, highlighting real testimonials from people who have experienced situations similar to those of everyday heroes.