Death of Jean-Paul Belmondo: director Danièle Thompson tells her memories with the actor


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Director Danièle Thompson was invited to the 20 Hours of France 2 set to talk about her memories of filming with Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died on September 6, 2021 at the age of 88.

Daniele Thompson guard “wonderful memories” of the shooting of the ace of aces, one of the most famous films in the career of Jean-Paul Belmondo, for which she wrote the screenplay and which was directed by her father, Gérard Oury. On the set of the 20 Hours of France 2, Monday, September 6, she tells her anecdotes with her father and the actor. “It was two men very similar who liked each other a lot (…) they loved working together “, remembers the screenwriter.

The director also wants to salute the courage that Jean-Paul Belmondo had for twenty years. “To overcome this stroke, to manage to keep a zest for life and to pass it on. It’s absolutely extraordinary. He is a character outside the name and at the same time totally close to everyone”, continues Danièle Thompson. “It was the love of life, Jean-Paul, of the theater, of the cinema (…) It is a wonder that has just left us, it is the end of an era.”

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