Adapted from the novel Chemin Venel by Martine Chevalier, and written and directed for the stage by François Dupeyron, the musical drama Conversations à Rechlin emerged as a 2009 co-production of the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Les Films en Hiver. Set in Europe circa 1944, with the final act of World War II and the fall of the Reich just around the corner, the tale depicts three wholly different Europeans drawn together by a regular ritual that enables them to surmount their individual differences. Marie-Claude Chappuis stars, performing lieder by Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf that the writer-director and producers use in contrast to the plight of the prisoners in the labor camp at Rechlin. The cast also features Nicolas Brieger. Concert pianist Inna Petcheniouk provides additional musical accompaniment; Gilles Lambert designed the sets, and Carmel Peritore created the costumes.