With the new script Marcel there is a great story—long enough for a book. It started when Carolyn Porter found a bundle of letters in an antique shop in a small town in Minnesota. They were written in French. She loved the evocative penmanship in the fragile old letters.
She started asking questions, got some of the letters translated, and found that the letters were from a Frenchman named Marcel Heuzé, who had been sent to a work camp Germany during World War II. He wrote frequently to his family, but many never arrived. Later Porter concluded that they were held back by Nazi censors, and then somehow made their way to Paris and eventually Minnesota.