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Rise in the air alongside "  of aces of aces  » and discovering the Great War seen from the sky, closer to men, in original version, this is the proposal of this film at the same time as it reveals the epic military aeronautics during the First World War.


4 years, from 1914 to 1918, where the great History is written between the lines of the story of combat missions experienced by 5 pilots of excellence, German, French and British  : Manfred Von Richthofen known as the Red Baron, Ernst Udet, Georges Guynemer, René Fonck and Edward Mannock.

This miniseries is based on the testimonies of the protagonists and offers, with the help of immersive 3D reconstructions and dialogue fiction of  understand how these pilots became international stars. She offers us to share with them the intensity of the greatest air battles from 1914 to 1918, including the terrible battles of Verdun and the Somme.

A unique opportunity to penetrate into the intimacy of these men of varied origins and backgrounds,  with the common point of the desire to shine in the air by serving their country.


Kind  : Docu-Fiction
Number of episodes
  :  2X 52'

Diffusion  : Arte
  : Fabrice HOULIER

Producer: Stephanie HAUVILLE

Georges GUYNEMER: Jérémie Duvall
Manfred Von RICHTHOFEN as Thomas Debaene
Ernst UDET: Fabian Wolfrom
René FONCK: Antoine Ferey
Mick Mannock as Thomas Ancora

Paul GUYNEMER: Jean-Pierre Michael

CAPTAIN Meunier: Jules Dousset
Oswald BOELCKE: Maximilien Poullein
Yvonne SPRING: Alix Benezech
Hermann GOERING as Elie Kaempfen


And New Technologies in Production


The Great War seen from the sky, alongside the greatest aces of aviation in VO (German, French, English). Based on their memoirs and reconstructions, here are the intimate portraits of five exceptional pilots: Richthofen, Udet, Guynemer, Fonck, and Mannock.


Destinies and aerial immersion at the heart of their legendary battles, in Verdun and in  the  Sum, who made them  from "  stars  ".

A true story of men and machines that is part of the aeronautical epic from 1914 to 1918, in the midst of the challenges of the Great War and the birth of military aviation.

Teaser EN

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