Depardieu and Pierre Richard, the return. Forty years after The Goat, The Accomplices and Fugitives, as the famous comedies of Francis Veber, who had blown up the box office, the duo cult back in Umami no tabi, a film franco-japanese waited for the next year. And the two actors are clearly glad to be reunited : Pierre Richard, age 85, has posted a picture from behind the scenes, or we see them slumped on a sofa, as two buddies who would have left the day before, with a single caption : "Friends for life, friends for wine ! "p>
no one knows if the photo was taken at the time of digestion welcome, but the film of the reunion revolves around the middle of the gastronomy : Pierre Richard plays an oyster farmer, best friend of Gerard Depardieu, a great michelin-starred chef that his wife (Sandrine Bonnaire) leaves in the evening when a food critic gives him his 3rd star (Antoine Duléry)... Stunned, shocked, suffered a heart attack, the chief hyperactive will find the way of salvation in Japan, especially in discovering the secrets of umami, known to be the fifth flavor of the palace. Interrupted for cause of coronavirus, the film directed by Slony Sow has taken up residence in the Saumur region and could get out at the next Cannes film Festival.
Between Pierre Richard and Depardieu, this is the story of a long relationship. Both have a beautiful regard for the other, Pierre Richard, always amazed by the game and the personality outside the norm of his younger brother, Depardieu enjoying with him his innate sense of comedy, always imbued with a fragility and poetry from childhood. A duo, which made a spark at the beginning of the 1980s. "We've done three films, but, if Veber had wanted to, it could have been the six, he recounted a day in Le Figaro. It would have been the Laurel and Hardy. There was a magic when you were two. On the plateau, we were kids in a schoolyard... "
both also share common passions. It is known that Depardieu feels like home to Russia – to such an extent that it has obtained the citizenship of the country, a feeling also shared by Pierre Richard, who is there to the status of a rock star due to the success of his comedies, which were always a hit on the former soviet territory. The two friends are also owners of vineyards, Depardieu with his château de Tigné in Anjou, and Pierre Richard, with his domaine Bel Bishop of 20 hectares, near Gruissan. "I'm an actor, but I'm also a grower, said it at a press conference six years ago. Finally, what are the trades to be very complementary. To make a film is to give pleasure to people and drink a glass of wine, it is also a pleasure... "
A definition that is shared by plenty her boyfriend Depardieu, who has never hidden his taste for the fine wines... During the shooting of the film with Pierre Richard, it is not also not embarrassed to say his way of thinking about stewardship, which served as the baking soda to the technicians. As reported by Le Parisien, he suddenly took a hit of blood on the plateau : "It is jam-packed full of sugar ! "he protested. We could at least serve you local wine, good blood ! "The atmosphere would be improved perhaps, but the quality of the catch, it is to see...