To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the death of Charles Trenet, Philippe Kohly offers an archival portrait that stays as close as possible to the enchanting life and work of an artist. Here we find ardor, enthusiasm and wonder that today might seem indecent, but which is necessary and does so much good! Also present is melancholy, rejection and abandonment. Did you know that Trenet’s joy was hard work, a result of jumping everyday hurdles? This authentic genius of songwriting appears as an attitude in the face of hardship. Through his work, through his life, he offers us a lesson in happiness.