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François Cluzet, the faith of the interpreter


PORTRAIT - In a counter-useful role, the actor brilliantly embodies a negationist who settles down in the cellar of a couple of Parisian Jews. Since then, he has shot two films in which he finds his natural benevolence.

It's been ages since he played such a villain.

François Cluzet, 66, arrives at a relaxed meeting with all smiles.

Fresh-shaven, wearing a leather jacket, dark blue shirt, under the Parisian sun of the Saint-Germain district, he orders a coffee, and jokes with a playful air with the waiter, who recognized him.

Cluzet is exactly the opposite of the character in Philippe Le Guay's new film,

L'Homme de la cave,

which hit screens on Wednesday.

In the script, the director of

Alceste à bicyclette

tells how the character of Jacques Fonzic, a former history teacher who had been struck off from teaching for revisionism, buys a Parisian cellar from a wealthy family whose husband is Jewish, and there settles down to live there.

An unsympathetic role

“What attracted me

, explains the actor,

is first of all the fact that it is a true story.

When Philippe Le Guay told it to me, I found it shocking.

The mishap happened to a couple of his friends in the early 2000s. They had

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Source: lefigaro

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