Robert Le Viganou the dishonor of a cursed actor, on Ciné + Classic

CRITICISM – Bertrand Tessier’s excellent documentary paints an uncompromising portrait of one of the great supporting roles of French cinema, who strayed into collaboration, under the influence of Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Not to be missed this Wednesday March 2 at 10:20 p.m. on Ciné + Classic and on MyCanal until March 17.

An old man with white hair. Big eyeglasses, sunken cheeks, red scarf with white dots around his neck, wrapped in a chestnut-colored cape, he paces a wooded path, under the timid sun of a wintry South America. This tired septuagenarian seems to carry all the misery of the world on his shoulders. The images date from 1970. The grain of the film attests to this. A fallen, bitter, exiled, fatalistic actor, Robert Le Vigan died two years later, on October 12, 1972, exiled in Tandil, Argentina. For the time being, a team from French television has just found traces of this mythical supporting role in French cinema. In the excellent documentary Robert Le Vigan, the mare of a cursed man, Broadcast on Ciné+ Classic and available on MyCanal until March 17, Bertrand Tessier paints with precision, honesty and empathy the portrait of an extravagant, slightly crazy actor who left his singular mark on French cinema. This in the sixty films he made…

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