Four prominent men take under their wing a young Parisian flower girl.
With the help of her Pygmalions she becomes a famous cabaret singer. She falls in love with a charming gambler, Henri, who becomes her first lover. Abandoned by him, and after years spent in Russia with Prince Vladimir, Frou-Frou returns to France, where she has to rebuild her own life by singing in second-order theaters.
She then meets and has a relationship with a painter, Michel, by whom she has a daughter. After Michel’s suicide she devotes herself to her.
Last film by A. Genina (1892-1957), poised between comedy and melodrama, this is however a lavish and pleasant ride, in color and cinemascope, through thirty years of French life of the Belle Époque.
1.86GB | 1h 47mn | 1029×438 | mkv