In Person Film Viewing and Discussion: Stavisky (1974)
Discussion led by Jill Bourdais
Taking place essentially between July 1933 and April 1934, this film by Alain Resnais traces the final months of the "Bernie Madoff of France" of the period. Serge Alexander Stavisky, played by Jean-Paul Belmondo, was a financier and embezzler at the highest levels of society and politics. His actions created a political scandal that became known as the Stavisky Affair. In the aftermath of Stavisky's death there was rioting in the streets of Paris, resulting in 250 arrests as news of government involvement in the financial scandal broke.
Join us in viewing this highly regarded film, followed by a discussion of finance and politics in France during the 1930s.