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Yves Robert, the return of the big brown man


In 1976, Claude Brasseur roamed in the bandAn elephant cheats a lot. Behind the camera, the director had already signed Alexander the Blessed and launched Pierre Richard. A Gaumont box set appears for its 100th anniversary. Decryption of a style and an era.

Jean Rochefort compared him to Renoir. Pierre Richard owes him everything. Yves Robert did this job for the world to change. He is not sure that he succeeded, but this director leaves behind him what must be called a work. A box set with its twenty-one films celebrates its centenary. Do we hear his name echoed in the melodies of Vladimir Cosma, that appear bands of friends arguing on a tennis court or a black dress cut low to the lower back. These details are enough to be remembered.

In life, Yves Robert was Claude Sautet’s best friend and organized unforgettable weekends in his mill in Yvelines. It was at his home that the wedding sequence was shot in Caesar and Rosalie. He liked the voiceovers and the scent of vetiver. This actor had started at La Rose rouge, married Danièle Delorme and set up his production house, La Guéville, in the catalog of which we recapitulate Alain Cavalier, Jean-Marie Poiré and Jacques

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