I had a very serious topic in mind, but I also wanted to make a "costume film", which would take place in Paris. I chose the Belle Epoque because of its beautiful dresses and the easy access to a wealth of documentation. But while I was gathering all the material for the film, I realized that beautiful costumes were not enough to capture that period. I was simply amazed by the concentration of talent, of genius. The nature of the film ended up being quite different. It is no longer a mere costume film, it has become a film about a remarkable civilization, men and women together. However, the feature subject is still how to fight against the abuse of girls and women, which is a worldwide scourge. The combination of that topic with my description of the Belle Epoque, which could seem alien to each other, have the opposite effect and heighten one another. But of course, the film is a show and a fairy tale, as usual..