Explores the bohemian lifestyle that the group of artists - Max Jacob, Picasso, Apollinaire, Derain, Vlaminck, among others - cultivated while creating a residence in an old factory: the Bateau Lavoir.
Picasso responds to Matisse with Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The canvas causes a scandal and ushers in the aesthetic of cubism.
On being released from the hospital, Apollinaire discovers what life is like in Paris during the war.
In response to the absurdity of war, the Dadaist and Surrealist revolution is on the march. At its head are André Breton and Louis Aragon, surrounded by Man Ray, Robert Desnos and many others.
In the early 1930s, the rise of fascism led artists to engage between fascism and communism, as Europe is torn in two.
World War II breaks out. No one is safe and no one can predict developments. In June 1940, France was occupied. Many artists and intellectuals take flight, while others pay the ultimate price for their commitment.
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