23 February 2023
Paris, l’Illustration, 1926.
First performance at the Théâtre de la Madeleine, Paris (April 15, 1925).
Main performers at the creation
- Constant Rémy : Bachelet
- André Berley : Berlureau
- Pierre Renoir : André Bachelet
- Miss Maxa : Germaine Bachelet
- Suzy Prim : Yvonne Bachelet
Édouard Bachelet, a modest civil servant in a provincial prefecture, uses the glory of his son who died in the war, the hero of Verdun, to fulfill his youthful hopes. Elected president of the Society of the Parents of Heroes, then deputy, his ambition never ceases to grow until his son reappears. The latter, amnesiac in a German hospital, has just recovered his memory. He is not the hero we think he is, it’s a misunderstanding. For the deputy Bachelet, who is campaigning for a ministerial post, this reappearance is not as joyful as it should be…
” The first quality of a hero is to be dead and buried. And buried rather twice than once.”
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