• Director(s):

    CHAYE (FRANCOIS)

  • Producer(s):

    SYSTEM TV, ARTE FRANCE

  • Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    2012

  • Language(s):

    German, French

  • Rights:

    TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

This former medieval stronghold in Franche-Comté has suffered a good number of invasions.

The region was annexed by the Franks in 534 after the death of Charlemagne and was subsequently re-aligned with the German Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of France, and the Duchy of Burgundy…It was only in 1678 that Franche-Comté became French, and Pesmes along with it. The forges were built in the late 17th century and provided a key activity here until they were closed in 1993. The villagers today are trying to give them a new lease of life…