Alain Delon: “Euthanasia is the most logical and natural thing possible”


“I want to make a film, explains the 85-year-old actor in an interview with TV5 Monde. And after I can leave, I won’t have anything else to do. ”

It was two weeks ago, after two years of virtual media abstinence. Alain Delon gave a long interview to Paris Match . This exchange announced Alain Delon facing the world, the version filmed for TV5 Monde of this interview carried out in Douchy, the lair of the Samurai in the Loiret. A long speech, without taboos, without jargon, as we have always known. In this interview conducted by Cyril Viguier, the favorite actor of Luchino Visconti and René Clément has shown with his usual resolution that he has overcome the health problems resulting from the stroke he suffered in June 2019. It was a few weeks after his consecration at the Cannes film festival, where he had received an honorary palme d’or for his entire career.

The actor, who will turn 86 on November 8, reassures his admirers today by promising that he will be seen once again moving on a set. He hasn’t turned since he appeared in Any resemblance …, Michel Denisot’s film on the world of television which deserves to be forgotten. A little sad for a star of the stature of Delon. “I want to make a film and especially to make my last film, he testifies. The one who will stay forever. And after I can leave, I won’t have anything else to do. I have several stories, you have to choose … It must be exceptional, directed by an exceptional director. As Gabin said, “The last film is a story, a story, a story”. “

A last shoot, a last scene, a last film … Alain Delon has one idea in mind: he would like to take his final tour of the track with a talented director. “I would like to make my last film with a woman, for a change, he confides. I have always wanted and dreamed of touring with Lisa Azuelos. She knows it.“The nostalgia always: Liza Azuelos is the daughter of Marie Laforêt,”the girl with the golden eyes“. She was the unforgettable Marge Full sun, the film by René Clément which revealed Alain Delon in 1960.

Didier Raoult found the solution to talk about him, he made himself known that’s all (…) But what is he? What did he advance? Maybe a researcher, a doctor, I don’t know …

Alain Delon

With his usual outspokenness, Alain Delon also evokes some topical issues, starting with the covid-19 pandemic and containment. “I lived it with incomprehension, testifies the actor. When I reached 85 to see that, I said to myself: “and why?” It is worse than the spectacle of the Germans invading the Place de l’Etoile. Because we knew who they were, we knew who we were dealing with. There, of this enemy, we know nothing. We wait, we wait to die …

Not to “To die”, Alain Delon was vaccinated. “What I wanted was to protect myself”, he said simply, urging everyone to follow his example. By the way, he is quite definitive towards Didier Raoult. “He found the solution to talk about him, he made himself known that’s all, he says. But what is he? What did he advance? Perhaps a researcher, a doctor, I don’t know… ”

Euthanasia, I am for. First of all because I live in Switzerland, where euthanasia is possible and also because I find it the most logical and natural thing there is. From a certain age, a certain moment, we have the right to get the hell out of it

Alain Delon

Without false modesty, Alain Delon evokes his own death. His funeral that he wishes as simple as possible. “Catholic, I am, but discreet. I don’t want a public funeral ”, he slices. He also strongly defends medically assisted death. “I am for. First of all because I live in Switzerland, where euthanasia is possible and also because I find it the most logical and natural thing there is. From a certain age, at a certain moment, one has the right to get the hell out of the way, without going through hospitals, injections or stuff. “ Later, he brings up the suicidal thoughts that come back to him “Maybe more than before”. “It’s a question of age, a question of time”, he confides while defending himself from finding life too long. “On the contrary, it’s even a little too short.”

Alain Delon facing the world, Thursday July 1 at 9:05 p.m. on TV5 Monde.

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