For 66 years, he has been as turbulent as he is a schoolboy.
Carefree, leaping and refreshing like the drop of water from a gushing fountain: Little Nicolas is a cute kid who has rocked (and still rocks) entire generations of schoolchildren, thanks to the combined genius of Sempé and Goscinny.
While a third film,
Le Trésor du Petit Nicolas
, by Julien Rappeneau, will be released on the screens on October 20, M6 wondered why and how the most famous schoolchild in France continued to arouse so much interest while he was born in 1955, in the France of the Trente Glorieuses.
The question is legitimate.
Where does the enduring magic of this rascal come from, accompanied by his nice band of friends in short, free and slinging breeches?
Wouldn't it be a bit out of fashion?
Do the students of 2021 still identify with this archetypal figure from a school of the 1950s and 1960s?
The answer erupts from the first minutes of this documentary entitled "The Great History of
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