CRITICAL – Stéphane Benhamou and Erwan Le Gac paint a beautiful portrait of the endearing actor who disappeared on January 18, 2021. Bacri, like a family resemblance, a new documentary not to be missed this Friday January 14 at 9:10 p.m. on France 3.
It’s as if we had lost a loved one, note Stéphane Benhamou and Erwan Le Gac, the directors of Bacri, like a family resemblance. In this tribute to the actor who died on January 18, 2021, they draw the portrait of a fake grumpy, free, committed, frank as country bread, endearing. One “French par excellence», “ready for all anger” who was distinguished by his taste for others. Whatever they are. A sentence from his postman father accompanied him all his life: “A sweeper and a President of the Republic, it’s the same, a man is a man.”
“I had to eat”
Born on May 24, 1951 in Castiglione, Algeria, little Jean-Pierre was 10 years old when his parents moved to Cannes. He won’t stop“escaping constraints”, says his friend Sam Karmann. “The fundamental thing with him was not to let himself be locked up, in anything!”, insists director Olivier Doran. “Locked up” in a bank at 32, Jean-Pierre Bacri resigns and leaves for Paris. One day, he accompanies a friend to a class…