The unheard of documentary Trintignant by Trintignant, by Lucie Cariès and Yves Jeuland, paints a detailed and moving portrait of the actor who marked so many generations thanks to the film Un homme and a woman. Do not miss this Sunday, October 31 at 10:35 p.m. on Arte.

Even old, he remains attractive. The singular timbre of her voice captivates you. Her dark eyes, her ambiguous and sometimes so bright smile fascinate. Jean-Louis Trintignant is an actor who is by turns mischievous, serious, playful, anxious… but so endearing. Plunging into more than seventy years of archives, the duo of directors Lucie Cariès and Yves Jeuland retrace the career of an actor to discreet glory. They cannot help but begin this Trintignant by Trintignant with a few images from Lelouch’s film Un homme une femme where, in close-up, the actor drives his Ford Mustang at night towards the beach of Deauville while Echoing an interior monologue that we know almost by heart.

He willingly speaks to the camera, with a mixture of modesty and shamelessness that he knows how to measure perfectly. From the outset, he surprises by declaring: “Me, I’m a cat-type actor. Cats aren’t spontaneous, you know. For years I spent all my scenes with my head down

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the 10/31/2021 at 2:01 PM

the 10/31/2021 at 12:47 PM

I love this actor, his acting, his voice, at all ages, in all genres! His impassive side surely comes from his long poker experience. I also really liked Marie who had a crazy talent. Its vineyard is also excellent. Jean-Louis Trintignant has been my favorite French actor since I was ten, when I was offered the Little Prince record (he was the aviator). And then, I discovered his films, and then I saw him in the theater …

the 10/31/2021 at 12:45