Benjamin Lavernhe slips into the skin of Abbé Pierre (trailer)

Benjamin Lavernhe slips into the skin of Abbé Pierre (trailer)

Alongside the Comédie Française actor, we also find Emmanuelle Bercot and Michel Vuillermoz in the first images of the film.

After Lambert Wilson in 1989, it is now the turn of Benjamin Lavernhe to embody theAbbot Pierre, an internationally renowned character who dedicated his life to the weakest. In this new biopic, the Comédie Française actor reveals the character behind this name adopted underground in the middle of the world war. Born into a wealthy family, Henri Grouès was a resistance fighter, deputy, defender of the homeless, revolutionary and iconoclast. Many labels whose trailer gives a first look.

Directed by Frédéric Tellier, who signed Goliath in 2022 and Save or perish tent in 2018, ne “didn’t want to make a hagiography”. “He really wanted to go into the depths of who this guy was, his hypersensitivity, his torments, his hyper empathy. Abbé Pierre is someone who suffers in the same place as the other”, Benjamin Lavernhe explained to us in Cannes last May.

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“The creation of Emmaüs and the tidal wave of its unforgettable appeal in the winter of 54 made it an icon. Yet every day he doubted his action”specifies the official synopsis.

In the first images, we also find Emmanuelle Bercotwho plays Lucie Coutaz, the woman who hid him during the war, before becoming his private secretary. Michel Vuillermoz, he plays Georges Legay, a former convict and the very first member of Emmaüs. In the casting, we also find Olivier Gorce, Chloe Stefani And Sebastien Corona. Abbé Pierre: a life of struggle will be released in theaters on November 15. You can also discover it by preview on September 16 as part of the Festival Première.

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