It sounds like a remake of Balls . Where Gérard Depardieu would be the 400 blows, this time with a… Michel Houellebecq. It is not mid-way between Patrick Dewaere and Pierre Richard? A player monster, and a poet of depression: the collaboration does not lack panache. The agency Intertalent, who officiates for Michel Houellebecq, was unveiled on 18 December, in its sole discretion, the first pictures taken on the shoot of This is extra . At the hotel Les Bains de Cabourg.

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The first image shows Gerard Depardieu, the concentrated air, and the eyebrow raised, serve a glass of Michel Houellebecq in a hotel room. Almost a gesture of daily life for these lovers décomplexés of red wine. Back, we can guess the director, Guillaume Nicloux.

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On the second photo, worthy of the Goodfellas , they are accompanied by an “intruder”, according to the terms of the agency who manages the account Instagram. Behind this name that attracts attention, we can recognize the face of François Samuelson, the literary agent who watches over the interests of Michel Houellebecq. His clients have prestigious names, Frédéric Beigbeder or Virginie Despentes in literature, Michael Haneke or Roman Polanski for the film. In This is extra , François Samuelson, known to be discreet, gets wet and plays the role of a client of the spa.

there is also Lysis, the wife of Michel. He remarries with this young woman from Shanghai on 21 September 2018 in Paris. She throws a gaze softened on the author of Serotonin , cigarette in hand.

A suitcase full of sausages

the synopsis of The film, where Guillaume Nicloux brings together the tandem to the display is cryptic. A cure thalasso is disrupted by “extraordinary events”. All we know is that Gerard Depardieu arrives with a suitcase full of sausages in the establishment. One would not be surprised to hear Léo Ferré and his beautiful song of the same name in the soundtrack.

Michel Houellebecq and Gérard Depardieu have already, each of their side, was directed by Guillaume Nicloux. The first in the humorous, the Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq where the writer played wonderfully his own role, and kidnapped by thugs sympathetic. The second in The End in 2016, where Depardieu portrays a lost hunter, in Valley of Love in 2015, where it gives the answer to Isabelle Huppert. And yet in The Edge of the world , still on the screen, which is in the thick of the jungle in indochina, the trauma and the horror.

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IF the horror, here, is that we have to resist a bag of sausages for a cure of the thinning, there is without doubt more to be expected of laughter and tears for the two friends.