Canal+ and Studiocanal have unveiled "Of Money and Blood" at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. The 12-part CANAL+ Creation Original is based on Fabrice Arfi’s book of the same name and is set to broadcast exclusively on Canal+ in France this autumn.
"Of Money and Blood" is adapted and written by Xavier Giannoli, who also directed the series alongside Frédéric Planchon, and is produced by Olivier Delbosc for Curiosa Films. Screenplay by Xavier Giannoli and Jean Baptiste Delafon. The series also stars Judith Chemla, David Ayala, Olga Kurylenko, Yvan Attal, André Marcon, Victoire du Bois, Matthias Jacquin, and Lyes Kaouh. The story of the carbon tax scam inspires Xavier Giannoli’s first series. In "Of Money And Blood," customs inspector Simon Weynachter sets out to track down Jérôme Attias (Niels Schneider) and Alain Fitoussi (Ramzy Bedia), who are at the head of one of the biggest financial swindles of all time.
Billions are going up in smoke on the new ‘carbon quotas’ market, invented to fight pollution. A gang of small-time crooks from Belleville partner with an upper-class trader to carry off an epic swindle. This is what happens when casino capitalism collides head-on with politics. When human passions going far beyond simple greed are unleashed. Paris, 2009. The true story of the scam of the century.