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Paname, the Ghost of the Great Frenchman

Paname, the Ghost of the Great Frenchman

A Short film by Daniel Zapateiro

Produced by Avril Films

Production year : 2018


    In 1879, French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps embarks in the greatest adventure of his life. After his success in building the Suez Canal, he once more tries to unite two oceans, Atlantic and Pacific, through the Isthmus of Panama. However, this adventure will cost him his reputation, thousands of innocent lives and the biggest financial scandal of the 19th century. Forgotten today, de Lesseps lives through his legacy in Suez and the memories of his family. But most people in Panama, France and the world do not remember him - a man who was the most famous entrepreneur of its time. He lost is honor after the biggest scandal of 19th century. But was he a visionary hero? Or a corrupt thief?

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Avril Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Jaguar Films, DAZCA Productions

    Co-production :

    Prodéine Films

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (13)

    Foreign producers :

    Luis Pacheco, Daniel Zapateiro

    Line Producer :

    Bernardo Kenny

    Co-producers :

    Nicolas Russeil, Ambroise Becchio

    Editor :

    Nicolas Russeil

    Special Effects :

    Ambroise Becchio

    Sound Mixer :

    Laurent de Boisgisson

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :

    Historical, Portrait

    Themes :

    History, Politics, Architecture

    Production language :

    French, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Panama (63.0%), France (37.0%)

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Minority French (Panama, France)

    Production year :


    Runtime :

    59 min 20 seconds

    Production formats :


    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

    Aspect ratio :


    Audio format :


    Rating restrictions :