France 2


Pasteur invented the vaccine against rabies… But how did he make this discovery? Why did he test it for the first time on a child? And what is this product that he injects, day after day, in the greatest secrecy?

By way of this coming together of an ageing scientist and a young boy, we live out the hopes and torments of scientific research. We retrace the perilous and magical thread of Pasteur’s discoveries, from the first living microorganisms to be Pasteurized, to disinfection and the mechanism of contagion, right up to the development of the first vaccine.

A modern tale, a scientific thriller, and a true story…

Format : 90′

Broadcaster : France 2

Production date : 2010

Producer : Cécile Roger-Machart

Director : Alain Brunard

© CAPA DRAMA – Be-FILMS – R.T.B.F. (Télévision belge) – 2010

Screenplay : Marie-Noëlle Himbert – Yann Le Gal – Alain Brunard

Cast : André Marcon – Bruno Todeschini – Marie Bunel – Amir Ben Abdelmoumen