Jean Gabin, the eternal return of a cinema legend

CRITICAL – In Boulogne-Billancourt until July 10, a wonderful exhibition pays tribute to the actor of Quay of the Mists. His son, Mathias Moncorgé, mixed memories of filming with the favorite objects of the man who dreamed of being a locomotive driver.

On the large panels of Boulogne-Billancourt, his face immediately attracts attention. Sailor’s cap, clear eyes with a sardonic charm, and that barely mocking little smile that speaks volumes… Jean Gabin (1904-1976) looks down on the onlooker with a playful air.

As soon as you arrive in the entrance hall, you turn around and the tall figure pushing the doors of the museum creates an illusion. We have the fleeting impression of seeing the actor ofA monkey in winter. Lost! With his light overcoat, his tall waist and his cap pressed down on his head, Mathias Moncorgé, his son, seems to be coming out of Gentleman of Epsom. At 66, he has the same banter as his father, an identical tone and inflections, so much so that it is disturbing to walk around in his company through the 750 square meters dedicated to the life of Gabin. Mathias Moncorgé, retired horse breeder, is delighted with this “Great tribute to Dad!”.

A rich retrospective of intimate objects, posters and costumes that have served…

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