52 years in the past, Bourvil left us: France 3 pays tribute to the Norman who made us chortle a lot
If the title of André Raimbourg means nothing to you, tough, however, to not be nostalgic when one evokes the emblematic Bourvil. The French actor who marked a number of generations, nonetheless often brings collectively whole households who experience his best successes.
A exceptional journey
In a short time, André Raimbourg had the thought of placing apart his unique title to name himself Bourvil, impressed by the title of the village during which he grew up: Bourville. A successful alternative because the interpreter of “Fruit Salad” has, in just some years, change into a key determine in French tradition. The documentary by Boris Donné and Bernard Faroux, broadcast on Friday September 23 on France 3, on the event of the 52nd anniversary of the Normand’s dying and entitled The crossing of Bourviltraces the profession of the actor.
Actor… or artist. As a result of, if these are his roles in The large mop, Corniaud or The crossing of Paris which have notably marked the spirits and which enhance the audiences of tv channels every winter, Bourvil had a number of strings to his bow. Radio, sketches, boulevard theatre, operetta, music… every thing the native of Prétot-Vicquemare touched turned to gold.
This portrait, carried by the voice of the actress Valérie Lemercier, will likely be a chance to recollect her most lovely works, but additionally to find previous performances (nearly) unnoticed till now by way of unpublished archive paperwork. His two sons Dominique and Philippe, who opted for various paths by specializing in justice and finance, will bear in mind fondly their dad, who left far too quickly and who stays, even right now, one of many personalities who left its mark on the French scene probably the most.
Confined, with a couple of exceptions, to good roles, typically naive and even downright silly, Bourvil has succeeded, all through his profession, in making his viewers chortle.
The documentary by Boris Donné and Bernard Faroux will likely be adopted by the published of the movie La delicacies au beurre, the profitable characteristic movie which can mark the tip of his collaboration with Fernandel, one other nice gentleman of French cinema.
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