Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi or… Boris Johnson. Legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola has entrusted his embarrassment at the idea that some fans could not be associated with his film The Godfather can be a source of inspiration, étrillant the passage “Brexit” that will, according to him, lead the United Kingdom to its ruin.”

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In an e-mail to the site Financial News a London-based american filmmaker says it is embarrassed that The Godfather seems to be the favorite movie characters the most brutal in recent history, including Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi and other”. “I feel bad that scenes from a film of gangsters can serve as inspiration in the real world or encourage someone who is about to lead the United Kingdom well-liked to its ruin,” says Coppola, even if he said he was “incompetent to give it (her) opinion on a political issue”.

Leave the EU, “a thing senseless,”

when Asked by the tabloid newspaper Daily Mail at the beginning of July, before he was appointed to the position of Prime minister, on his favorite scene in the film, Boris Johnson had cited the bloody reprisals at the end of the first episode of the Godfather (1972), in which Al Pacino massacre the chiefs of the rival clans of New York. This confession has become a meme on social networks when “BoJo”, which is that the Uk leaves the EU on October 31, at all costs, did not hesitate to expel him from the 21 conservative mps rebel who opposed his strategy.

“I love the Uk and its many contributions to the progress of humanity, of our beautiful language to newtonian physics or the penicillin, and I am horrified that he could even consider something so foolish as to leave the european Union”, said Mr Coppola, age 80, quoted by the financial information website. In his eyes, the consequences of Brexit may rather be likened to Apocalypse Now (1979), the cult film about the Vietnam war.