This BBC television production is a lyrical and sympathetic portrait of the life of author-aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Best known as the writer of The Little Prince,
"Saint-Ex" is portrayed as quite literally "high on life."
Antoine de St. Exupery (Bruno Ganz), nicknamed "Saint-Ex," is born to a wealthy French provincial family whose fortunes are in steep decline. Deeply affected by the death of his brother Francois (Aidan Cottrell Boyce), the young Antoine (Joe Cottrell Boyce) becomes fascinated with the transcendent
power of aircraft. He becomes a pilot for the French postal service--a working career frowned upon in aristocratic circles. But Saint...