Released: 16 May 2012 

Country: France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, and Germany  

Director:  Glenio Bonder

Producer: Glenio Bonder

Writers: Albert Cohen, Glenio Bonder 

Lead Actors:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Natalia Vodianova, Ed Stoppard


An English-language adaptation of the renowned 1968 novel by Swiss writer Albert Cohen, Belle du Seigneur is set in Geneva in the 1930s. Directed by Glenio Bonder, the narrative revolves around a Jewish official employed by the League of Nations (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and his romance with a married Swiss aristocrat (Natalia Vodianova). 

CCOI’s Role:

CCOI facilitated the filming of scenes at the Palais des Nations’ Council Chamber at the UN Office at Geneva, Switzerland. 

Related UN Issues:

Sustainable Development Goals - #16  Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and #17 Partnerships for Goals

News Coverage:

[Screen Daily] Shooting begins on Glenio Bonder's Belle Du Seigneu