Laurent Ventura

  1. Patrick Millow, Le fauve est lâché, France, 1958.  ”You’ve never  seen Lino Ventura like this,” screamed the (very long) trailer. “A family man, running his own bar…” Until dragged back into the action-packed life as a secret agent – resulting in the kidnapping of his son.  The producers immediately suggested Lino’s own son (eight at the time) should play the part. No way! “He didn’t want me to see him as someone else,” said 2019.  “He was always shy like that.” And anyway he was busy championing the rise of assistant director Claude Sautet to  rescue what was left of the thriller once Maurice Labro finished his contracted time and split. “He loved Claude – a fellow tortured soul.”

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