Death at 30 of Mathieu Bulle, hero of the film The Apprentice


The young man was swept away on January 11, weakened by an accident in 2013. He marked the cinema with his only role in Samuel Collardey’s first film.

He will have been the hero of a single film. Protagonist of Samuel Collardey’s first production, The Apprentice, Mathieu Bulle passed away on January 11 at the age of thirty, weakened by a forest accident in 2013, according to Ballast republican.

Born on November 30, 1990 in Besançon, the young man cherished the dream of becoming a peasant and keeping his farm.. With his professional agricultural baccalaureate in his pocket, he went to Haute-Saône to join a farming group for joint operations. At the same time, he crosses paths with Samuel Collardey who makes him the hero of his first film. After ten years, Mathieu Bulle returned to his native Haut-Doubs, in 2019, near his mother. Always according to Republican East, Mathieu Bulle had been working, since 2020, in the employers’ group of Les Sept sapins where he was appreciated.

Louis-Delluc Prize for the best first film in 2008 and winner of the International Critics’ Week at the 65e edition of the Venice Film Festival, The Apprentice relates the daily life of a farm in Haut-Doubs, through the relationship between an old peasant and a student of the agricultural school in search of oneself. This documentary-fiction is a tribute to the peasant world and features Mathieu Bulle in his own role, himself an apprentice at the time. The young boy, a non-professional actor had shone there with a striking interpretation.

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