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At 11:20 p.m. on France 3
Always at the same time, always punctuated by the dings of the metallophone sounded by Yann Pailleret, always roaming and in public. If the game of “100,000 francs per day” (created in 1958), which became “1,000 francs per day”, then renamed “The Game of 1,000 €”, evolved according to the currency, its recipe has not not changed one iota. And in sixty-five years, it has lost neither its charm nor its audience: every day, more than 1.5 million people turn on their sets to listen, for thirteen minutes, to this piece of radio heritage. French.
On the occasion of the launch of its television version, documentary filmmaker Sandrine Dumarais offers in fifty-two minutes a journey into the France of the “Game of €1,000”, the one found every day at 12:45 p.m. on France Inter. At the helm, the duo formed by Nicolas Stoufflet, presenter since 2008, and Yann Pailleret, producer of the show since the early 1990s. Complementary, each in their role, they offer the public a fun, well-established ping-pong, including the energy seems to spread throughout the room.
A quarter of an hour daily of communion
Between the scenes shot during the recordings are interspersed short interviews with loyal listeners and participants. All generations are represented, from teenagers who have been fans since a young age to retirees who never miss an opportunity to ask the production a question. Every day, it receives more than 150 by email and postal mail, eight of which are chosen to be asked to participants.
In addition to the shots of the well-filled municipal halls, there are those of faithful listeners, racking their brains alone, as a couple or as a family; in front of their computer or behind the wheel of their car; seated for lunch or concentrated on their sofa. Even at home, we sing “banco, banco, banco!” ” traditional. The documentary reflects this moment of daily sharing, a sweet quarter of an hour of protected curiosity.