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“I was 5 years old when I breathed in the smell of the dust of the boards”: meeting with Alexandre Astier


It’s the grandmother’s fault. As a child, in the Cévennes, Alexandre Astier listened to the stories of grandma, who came from Gévaudan: this one evoked the famous wolf, and let run in front of the little boy a whole menagerie of characters and animals, which populated a landscape of dry stones and of thorny brush. Forty years later, here is “Kaamelott”, the film, a two-hour saga that combines humor, tragedy, historical narrative, biopic, pastiche and the fashion show (doublets, coats, pelissons, foals, surcoats , chaperones, ganaches and flower chapel).

And there was light ! The cinemas are reopening, but what can we see there?

Derived from the series which made the heyday of M6 between 2005 and 2009, the film, entitled “Premier Volet”, takes up the legend of the Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Grail. It is the Arthurian cycle seen by a Kafka who would have smoked. The casting is luxurious (Guillaume Gallienne, Clovis Cornillac, Alain Chabat, Christian Clavier, François Rollin, Antoine de Caunes, François Morel and… Sting), the sets are sumptuous, and the characters, to choose from, lost, false-asses, haggard , desperate, ratiocinants, godiches or, simply, idiots. “Kaamelott” is history on the move – at the Foire du Trône.

Alexandre Astier recognizes:

“The hardest part was to take back all the threads, while remaining funny, but the humor is only a thin film which covers the darkness of the world. “

Let us take the threads, therefore, of VIe century: Lanc

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