Paul van Nevel is unquestionably one of the mainstays among artists who specialize in gothic and Renaissance choral music. Having founded the Huelgas Ensemble in 1971, his catalog of recordings begins in the late '70s when his group was recording for the Belgian labels; one of the few early music specialists from his time still active, van Nevel just gets better and better.
Odette Toulemonde a une existence simple et sans plaisir, mais son amour pour les romans de l'écrivain Balthazar Balsan lui procure un bonheur que l'auteur de ces ouvrages ne connaît pas. La rencontre entre les deux personnages remet en question la vie de l'un et donne un souffle nouveau à celle de l'autre. Odette Toulemonde et autres histoires a été publié en 2006 et adapté au cinéma en 2007 par son auteur, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
Odette dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite writer, for the optimism which she believes emanates from him. The wealthy and seductive writer is going to land in her life in a totally unexpected way. The story of a meeting between two unusual castaways who have nothing in common…
This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII. She was flown into occupied France where she fought with the French resistance. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo, she refused to identify her accomplices.