The gargantuan and frail: the duo is worthy of Laurel and Hardy. On one side, the sacred monster of French cinema, Gérard Depardieu. On the other, the sultry star of the edition, Michel Houellebecq. A tandem unexpected, that it will yet to screen in the new film by Guillaume Nicloux, a-t-on learned from Artmedia, the agent of the actor.

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In This is extra , the two men find themselves in cure in a spa centre in Cabourg. “They try together to survive the health plan that the institution intends to impose on them. But the extraordinary events come to disturb their agenda,” says the site Cineuropa.

If Michel Houellebecq and Gérard Depardieu are, for the first time, gathered in front of a camera, they have both already worked with the director and screenwriter French. Under his leadership, Gérard Depardieu has recently interpreted a writer disillusioned in The Edge of the world (currently in cinemas), a film of war in the vietnamese jungle and found Isabelle Huppert, 35 years after Loulou , in the Valley Of Love (2015). In The End (2016), almost only on the screen for nearly an hour and a half, he played a man who goes hunting with his dog, but can not find her way out of the wood.

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From his side, Michel Houellebecq has played its own role for Guillaume Nicloux in the screwball comedy, The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq , produced for Arte in 2014. The author of the controversial Submission (2015) is kidnapped by a trio of foot-nickel-plated – a gypsy obese and impulsive, a body-builder to flower of skin and a devotee of free-fight – that the sequester in a small house in the Loir-et-Cher. His next novel, Serotonin , expected in bookstores on January 4, is a work of twilight, which seems to have anticipated the revolt of the “yellow vests”.