Tracing the footsteps of big screen heroes from New Zealand (« The Lord of the Rings »), to China and its bamboo forests (« Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ») via the Scottish plains of Harry Potter, plunge into extraordinary stories and landscapes. Through each episode, this documentary series takes us to discover a country, a culture, a natural site that was once used as a movie set. A breathtaking escape between myth and reality.
J.K Rowling’s fantasy world was dreamt up in the misty, rainy Scottish Highlands. In this bewitching landscape, bathed in dramatic light, mysterious manors stand crumbling next to dark forests and craggy mountains, their peaks lost in fog. An area full of mystery, myths and legends—the source of all the magic in the world’s most famous young wizard’s imagined universe.
Follow Amélie Poulain from the Abbesses district to the Sacré-Coeur, from the Saint-Martin Canal to Gare de l’Est, on a whimsical, nostalgic and — at times — magical tour of Paris. Amélie’s home city resembles Amélie herself: full of mystery and wonder. Discover a post-card version of Paris, with characters straight out of a Technicolor fairy-tale.
London is home to great love stories. A city of theatre and musicals, this is the mighty capital of the British Empire, where the Royal Family live out their fairy-tale lives; a cosmopolitan metropolis; the birthplace of pop music; the perfect setting for a romantic comedy. In the footsteps of Bridget Jones, poster child for that most British of proverbs, “Keep calm and carry on” (even in the most embarrassing situations), a handful of Londoners set out to find love, and show us their city.
A long, long time ago, back in the mists of the Earth’s imagined past, the Dark Lord forged the One Ring. To destroy it, the Fellowship of the Ring undertook a long and perilous journey in a variety of breathtaking landscapes. From the green hills of Waikato to the underground caves on the flanks of Mount Owen, across the impassable Mount Sunday, through the wet, mysterious Fiorlands, to the ashy, dust-filled lands of the Tongariro volcanic zone, they finally landed on volcanic White Island. An epic and dizzying trek across New Zealand, home to Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth.