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  • French

Program type

  • Drama
    • Historical
    • Drama

The Bonfire of Destiny” is a riveting story of emancipation and freedom set in the vibrant Paris of ‘La Belle Époque’.

Paris, 1897, we are in the middle of « La Belle Epoque », Paris is a boiling city and all of Paris’ high society is rubbing shoulders at the Charity Bazaar sale, the yearly event that takes place in a grand venue built entirely of wood. Suddenly, a raging fire spreads throughout the building and ends up killing over 130 people, mostly women!

Three women’s destinies are changed forever.

Saved by a courageous worker, naïve young aristocrat, Alice de Jeansin discovers the harsh realities of her social status. Her maid Rose, about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, is instead disfigured and offered a very strange bargain. And for Alice’s aunt, the beautiful Adrienne, the fire might just be the chance she’s been waiting for. The chance to disappear and start over.

After surviving a deadly fire at the prestigious annual Charity Bazaar, three women become masters of their own destinies.


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Alexandre Laurent


Catherine Ramberg & Karine Spreuzkouski


Audrey Fleurot, Julie De Bona, Camille Lou, Gilbert Melki, Josiane Balasko, Antoine Duléry, Florence Pernel, Théo Fernandez, Victor Meutelet, François-David Cardonnel, Stéphane Guillon, Aurélien Wiik, Gilles Cohen

International Broadcasters

  • TF1 (France)
  • Netflix (France)
  • KTH (Korea)
  • RTBF (Belgium)
  • RTSR (Switzerland)


Iris Bucher (Quad Television)

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