François Civil, the climbing actor

PORTRAIT – In BAC North, the effective thriller of Cédric Jimenez, the actor imposes himself by a luminous presence. French cinema has found its new darling.

If, at the age of 31, François Civil has become a solid actor on whom filmmakers like to rely, it is because by taking thickness, he has not lost any of his freshness. An essential quality that had made it possible to humanize heroes like the Golden Ear of the submarine in Wolf song, the budding winegrower of What binds us, the depressed student of Two me or the writer spurned from My stranger, and which is today the charm of Antoine, “half-cop, half-thug”, which he embodies in the exhilarating thriller by Cédric Jimenez presented out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

For this film retracing the circumstances which led three police officers from the BAC Nord de Marseille to be imprisoned in 2012, the Parisian actor met the real cop implicated in order to “Feed on his experiences and collect anecdotes about his life”, immersed himself six weeks before the start of filming in the Phocaean city to “Nab the singing accent” local tenors and adopted a look combining bleached hair,

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